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?
Placing gear before the roof creates a LOT of drag...
Be creative with your runners or go no gear till you get past the overhang
Photo by: Magic Ed
Doug negotiating the initial bulge.
BETA PHOTO: "Garden Route" as seen from the south. The SW corn...
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+ MVS 4b
This route is best top-roped.
|By Doug Hemken|
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!