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Garden creek gap Rock Climbing 

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Location: 42.57313, -112.31048 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: EB on Nov 20, 2008
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Near in Ammon Idaho, off the interstate is a simulator for alpine sickness. It is the obvious gash missing from the mountains in the west known as Old Tom mtn. The winter climbing is roadside alpine and is serious and amazing!

Getting There 

I-15 to ammon, south of pocatello approx. 25 mile. Visible from I-15/ beer can be purchased at local sttation

Climbing Season

For the East Idaho area.

Weather station 7.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: first section snow ramp

Aiguille route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI3 M6+ PG13  Idaho : East Idaho : Garden creek gap
Located to the right(west) of the ice climb is a steep pyramid of rock approx 350ft tall; the Aiguille traverses in from thewest on mod snow and ascends the center of the pyramid. From the top of this a couple of easy mixed pitches leads to a short section of WI 3 ice. At the top another pitch of moderate mixed brings one to the big arching roof which is approx. 35ft long. Traverse into the roof and acrross through some intense traditional mixed climbing (M6+). a short pitch of moderat...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

Photos of Garden creek gap Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Howard on the ice at the start of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Mike Howard on the ice at the start of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo as you enter the Gap
BETA PHOTO: Photo as you enter the Gap
Rock Climbing Photo: Great mixed route. The conditions were better than...
Great mixed route. The conditions were better than...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lower ice climb
BETA PHOTO: Lower ice climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff G. on the third pitch of Augille route
Jeff G. on the third pitch of Augille route
Rock Climbing Photo: All routes are III in length; plan on 6 hrs per ro...
All routes are III in length; plan on 6 hrs per ro...

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By Tyson H
From: Idaho Falls, ID
Jan 29, 2010
This is not near Ammon ID. The directions need to be changed.
From: Winona
Jun 7, 2010
Actually, it is near Arimo, Id. About 5 miles west, you can see it from the interstate.
By leviasprey
Sep 25, 2010
Anybody know how this thing is in the summer. you know not covered in snow.
By Cory Harelson
From: Boise, ID
Mar 6, 2012
This place is awesome! No approach, and fun climbing! I'll be back for sure!
By Kclimber
Oct 18, 2014
The rock here is deteriorating and very unstable. The chains and bolts are completely rusted over and in need of replacement. The climbs as stated are NOT 5.5-5.7, I am a good climber, and had difficulty with every single one, I would rate them at 5.9+. on the easy ones, the harder climbs maybe up to 5.11d+. As one guy says, falling here is not in your best interest because, if your doing trad, the rock is unstable, I wouldnt trust any gear in it, and if your doing sport, the anchors and chains are old and rusty, and not trustworthy. Water moss and elements have completely taken over this crag because it is hardly climbed. The one word I would chose to describe this area is sketchy.

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