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Garden Of Eden 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 145'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Craig Luebben, Alex Shainman, Mike ? (forgot your name, bro), summer of 1992
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Submitted By: Alex Shainman on Feb 2, 2010  with updates from Ken Duncan

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Start off with bolt-protected fun and varied face-climbing with a distinct crux and finish off with meandering 5.9+ climbing and gear protection. A nice, long, mixed pitch done ground up.


This is on the leftmost edge of the Eden Wall (left of East Of Eden).


10 bolts, gear up to a #2 or #3 Camalot (mostly thinner stuff) 2 ropes, 2-bolt anchor.

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By Kevin Landolt
From: Fort Collins, Wyoming
Jun 8, 2010

Classic Poudre Canyon route.
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Dec 25, 2010

One of the better pitches that I have done in the canyon.... I thought the climbing was continuous in the 5.10 range for 145ft. Bring a purple Alien and small RPs to protect the final bulge, which is a wee-bit exciting.
By J Antin
From: Golden, CO
Apr 2, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

A great route for any climber who clips bolts @ the grade and plugs gear on slightly easier lines. The climbing is almost split evenly between bolted and gear climbing. Lots of fun!!!
By Ian Stewart
Oct 3, 2012

Did this route for the first time yesterday, and I thought it was a blast. The bolted section is thin with some nice moves, and I thought the bolts were well placed. Above the bolts, the climbing is still fun, though it's a bit dirty and has some vegetation in the way. Used some nuts and smaller cams (placed my blue Mastercam and wanted another higher up but didn't have doubles). You'll need double ropes for the rappel, as even a 70m won't make it. There is a quicklink on the last bolt.
By BrendanP
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Apr 20, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Maybe the coolest single mixed pitch I've done thus far. I found the last couple of moves hard enough to protect that I ended up running it out. Pretty exciting! But I came up just slightly left of the anchors, which may not have been the best way....
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Nov 14, 2015

You can lower off with an 80m, if you clean the gear.

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