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Garden Path 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Craig McCudden on Jan 1, 2002

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5.7 steepness.

Description 

This is a nice route but the gear is a little funky(Hard to place WELL)

But it has...Great location, Beautiful Views, & Sweet Climbing. What more could you want?


Protection 

Placing gear before the roof creates a LOT of drag...

~SO~

Be creative with your runners or go no gear till you get past the overhang



Photos of Garden Path Slideshow Add Photo
Photo by: Magic Ed
Photo by: Magic Ed
Doug negotiating the initial bulge.
Doug negotiating the initial bulge.
"Garden Route" as seen from the south. The SW corner is "Rock Garden" also 5.7
BETA PHOTO: "Garden Route" as seen from the south. The SW corn...
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By Tradoholic
Aug 25, 2009

The gear on this was definitely difficult to place. Every time I thought I had a good piece coming it wound up being crap. Try not to fall on this one.

By Paul Huebner
From: Portage, WI
Sep 22, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This route is best top-roped.

By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Oct 3, 2011

Went back and climbed this route for the second time this weekend. I remember getting good gear before pulling the bulge the first time (like Craig says, hard to place well). In Burt's photo I think it is hidden by my body.

This time I totally missed the gear, and just pulled through. The second time is not always more competent than the first!