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The Garden Boulders

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All Bernd Down 
All Bernd Up 
Ear, The 
Garden Groove T,S 
Garden Variety 
Into The Light 
into the light assis 
Leary's Lunge 
Leave it to Jesus 
Locksmith, The 
Siren, The 
Swollen Member 
Teen Spirit 
Unknown (entrance boulder) 
White Fang 

The Garden Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.44069, -122.57549 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Apr 23, 2006
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New route in the Garden. Maybe V3/4.


The main bouldering area. Comprised of a handful of massive boulders and many smaller ones, this contains most of the developed problems at the Garden.

The story is that the boulders prevented access to the trees here so the logging company didn't clear it out. Luckily for climbers the old trees provide plenty of shade and a great atmosphere. There is one main trail that leads down from the parking area and past the top two boulders before plunging downhill to the rest. Parts of the forest are still very overgrown and there is a thick layer of moss over everything that hasn't been climbed recently.

Getting There 

Park on the second gravel road (as described in the main directions). Walk East on the trail downhill to the boulders.

Climbing Season

For the Willamette Valley area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Garden Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Garden Boulders:
Mole   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 10'   
Showboat   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
Bitchslap   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   
Trust   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Swollen Member   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 5'   
The Ear   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
The Locksmith   V4 6B     Boulder, 35'   
The Siren   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Leave it to Jesus   V5 6C PG13     Boulder   
Octernal   V8 7B     Boulder, 25'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Garden Boulders

Featured Route For The Garden Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: SICK!

Octernal V8 7B  Oregon : Willamette Valley : ... : The Garden Boulders
One of the most popular boulders in the garden. Start low in the cave, left hand sloper and right hand on a small crimp SDS. Grunge your way up a hard v7/8 to a small heel hook rest. Then traverse left on a rail system to the left most side of the boulder, traverse around 20 ft to the left after completing the initial cave.If you start standing with both hands on the large undercling, the line goes at about V5/6.One of the 5 hard lines left at sweethome....[more]   Browse More Classics in Oregon

Photos of The Garden Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The traverse on Octernal
The traverse on Octernal
Rock Climbing Photo: The Good V3 - go Nomi!
The Good V3 - go Nomi!
Rock Climbing Photo: The Good V3, start
The Good V3, start
Rock Climbing Photo: Same problem as the "featured picture" -...
BETA PHOTO: Same problem as the "featured picture" -...
Rock Climbing Photo: whorf boulder, clearcut area  visible on google ea...
whorf boulder, clearcut area visible on google ea...
Rock Climbing Photo: Daniel cranking a typical Garden problem.
Daniel cranking a typical Garden problem.

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By Luke Childers
Jun 25, 2009
Dude Wiley,
You have just added six new classic problems to "The Garden" in a matter of weeks.. not to mention your future plans. You sir are a visionary and a pioneer. I am proud to have climbed with you and can't wait to do so again. Those at the Garden thank you. Keep them comming man!!

Luke Childers
By Andrew Child
Sep 7, 2016
Topo Hawk has a fairly comprehensive guide to the bouldering in the area. In general there are a lot of discrepancies over the names and grades of routes in the area and no complete guide exists.

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