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Garden creek gap  


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Location: 42.624, -112.3202 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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



Weather station 6.6 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Fear machine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a M6+ C1 Steep Snow R  ID : Garden creek gap
To date the most core of the gap routes. Good rock and stimulating & creative climbing make this an extremely rewarding route. Falling on this route as with all gap routes is definately not in your best interest. Completeing any of these routes is extremely rewarding but this one is super rewarding....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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Jeff G. on the third pitch of Augille route
Jeff G. on the third pitch of Augille route

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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.
By EB
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
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.