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Garden Party 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Tom Slater and Ken Klis
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Submitted By: Matthew Geyer on Oct 29, 2008

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Athena Springer following up Garden Party.


Belay from Madison Sq. Garden anchors, traverse the top and step across the gully. [Tip: sling the little tree to keep your line out of the dirt] First bolt a few moves up on good incut holds. Climb straight up following bolts, has a really nice top out.


Far left side of P-wall


draws and a sling

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Rock Climbing Photo: Floyd Hayes leading Garden Party. Photo by Cheri E...
Floyd Hayes leading Garden Party. Photo by Cheri E...
Rock Climbing Photo: clean route, little exposure, it's all good
clean route, little exposure, it's all good
Rock Climbing Photo: from the anchors to the belay
from the anchors to the belay
Rock Climbing Photo: Garden Party, a good 5.7
BETA PHOTO: Garden Party, a good 5.7

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By Floyd Hayes
Mar 22, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

I learned about this climb here and decided to do it as a second pitch following a Garden Wall climb. At the top of Garden Wall there are two anchors--this climb begins at the right anchor, which requires a tricky move (5.8 or harder) to reach. Watch out for poison oak as you cross the gully and be careful getting to the first bolt--a fall would really hurt! After the third bolt I reached a sloping ledge but could not find another bolt. I climbed several moves up the steep ramp on the left, which seemed where the climb should continue (and where a bolt should be), but still couldn't find a bolt, so I downclimbed and escaped on easy class 4 terrain to the right, arriving at the Letterman anchor. Now that I'm looking at the route photo I'm seeing that a fourth bolt should have been on the ramp--so either it's no longer there or I'm losing my eyesight...
By Bryan Carroll
From: Los Osos, CA
May 24, 2010


I lead this yesterday and I found all the bolts where they are supposed to be, though I did find the last bolt a bit harder to spot than those previous. And also if you feel the need, you can sling the tree to prevent falling into poison oak and stinging nettle before clipping the first bolt.
By Floyd Hayes
Jun 1, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

Found the 4th bolt the second time--don't know how I missed it the first!
By Ryan Nevius
From: Estes Park, Colorado
May 28, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

OK climb. Well protected. Major poison oak when I was there, but it wouldn't be good old Bishop Peak if there wasn't!

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