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Garden Wall 

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BETA PHOTO: Garden Wall is all about low angle slab climbing. ...


Climbed everything else at Bishop Peak? I guess you'd better head here. A little steeper than I'd want to walk up, but a little too horizontal to really appeal. There's one questionable move on the whole rock. Slab central. Maybe it's good practice for leading on slab? God help you if you actually fall here.

Getting There 

From the main trail, go up past the fence and just before it cuts back into the trees, head right on the climber trail. Head left at the first cut back. Follow this up to P Wall. Keep heading left until you find yourself with Garden Wall on your left.

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Garden Wall:
Doggie Style   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Garden Wall is all about low angle slab climbing.  A great place to hone your friction skills before leading on Shadow Wall.  Try the classic Madison Square Garden (5.6) or the variation Look Ma, No Hands (5.6/5.7).  You can also try the very weedy, Garden o' Weedin' (5.6), or Woofs of a Wandering St. Bernard (5.8).  A great spot for beginners & beginning leaders.

Garden 'O' Weedin' 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CA : Central Coast : ... : Garden Wall
Lots of poison oak covers the base of this climb. You may be inclined to climb a variation out on the face until you can move left into the corner above the vegetation. You can finger, hand and arm jam without too much stress to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Garden Wall routes, 18 April 2004
BETA PHOTO: Garden Wall routes, 18 April 2004
Garden Wall is a great destination for beginners and beginning leaders.  <br /> <br />Routes in the topo are: <br /> <br />A - Look Ma No Hands 5.6/5.7 (1 star) 3 (or 4) bolts. Move left at the small roof (5.7?) and clip 1 or 2 more bolts before the anchors. FA - Joe Potter & Ryan Bellow, 1989.  <br /> <br />B - Madison Square Garden 5.6 (2 stars) 4 bolts. Move right at the small roof and follow the seam up easier ground to the anchors. FA  Pete & Carl Gulyash, 1982.  <br /> <br />C - Woofs of a Wandering St. Bernard 5.8 (1 star) 4 bolts. Move up and left at the roof. FA  Joe Potter & Ryan Bello, 1989.  <br /> <br />D - Doggie Style 5.8 (1 star) 4 bolts. Move right at the roof and work your way right and go up to the right hand anchors. The 5.9 move above the last bolt can be bypassed by moving up the seam to the left of the bolt and doing a small mantle move. FA  John Knight & Theron Moses, 2006.  <br /> <br />Send me an e-mail if you want me to send you a PDF with the route descriptions on the same page. <br /> <br />John
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By John Knight
Mar 12, 2009

Please stay off all routes on Garden Wall for awhile. Last weekend we found an owls nest with eggs in the gully between P-Wall & Garden Wall. Please give them the room they need.

Besides, the Poison Oak is terrible up there right now. Seriously.

By Nick Fitton
Apr 18, 2004

This is a fun wall to climb for beginners to intermediate climbers. The slabs are easy lead climbs to set up a top rope and then you can play in the corner crack system. The poison oak is Baaaaad.