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Hanging Gardens T 
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Kreuser's Chimney T 
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Phantom, The T 
Renaissance Direct T 
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Gardeners Wall Rock Climbing 

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Gardeners Wall is a nice place to climb a few routes near Phoenix. It is noteworthy as pretty much the only multi-pitch formation in the northeast metro area. For the most part, traffic at Gardeners is mainly climbers looking to do the moderate classic routes such as Hanging Gardens (5.5) or Reinaissance Direct (5.7), but there are other fine routes here as well. Still, you're not going to have to deal with crowds here as it seems granite climbing near Phoenix is out of vogue.

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Classic Climbing Routes in Gardeners Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gardeners Wall:
Hanging Gardens   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Renaissance Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches   
The Phantom   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Hanging Tough   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   
Brusin' and Cruisin'   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Renaissance Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Gardeners Wall
Pitch 1 (100'): 2 bolt face to a right facing dihedral. Follow dihedral up to a small roof. Pull the roof and continue up crack and belay from a nice ledge with a tree (2 bolts w/chains). Pitch 2 (~150'): Face climb to top. 4 bolts. Run-out between 1st and 2nd bolt and from 4th to top, but relatively easy climbing. There are now two glue in bolts w/rappel rings at the top of the route. Double rope rappel (60m rope) back to the ledge. A second rap will put you back at the base of the route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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One of the many old bolts out on Gardeners. Climb ...
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Gardeners Wall - Spring in the McDowell's
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By Tim Heid
From: AZ
Feb 6, 2012
Just as a note for alternative descents for most climbs on the wall if climbs below are occupied:

In addition to being able to walk off the back and around there are 3 sets of anchors that are accessible from the top.

The Phantom is the climber's left most and only requires one double rope rap to the base.

Renaissance Direct has anchors up top that are located right in the middle of the wall and requires two 70m single rope rappels(1 60m will not make it).

Hanging Garden's has the anchors most people will use and requires two double rope raps.
By Elias Jordan
From: Ouray, CO
Apr 24, 2014
We climbed a few routes to the right of Hanging Gardens (We had no guide book, or topo) and honestly got in some very hairy terrain. The climbing and pro wasn't too bad, but a good chunk of the rock that had older bolts near by was severely fractured, loose, and flakey. Wile rapping off some belay station I stepped on a flake and it collapsed sending a good child sized chunk of thin rock down the face.

Just a reminder to be very careful and thoughtful both while climbing, and rappelling.
By Forever Outside
From: Los Angeles, CA
Mar 18, 2017
Climb one of the routes that summits Gardner's wall, then take the 3rd class off the back and hike over to Tom's Thumb, hit the summit of that, and hike out. Makes for a real badass day of climbing.

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