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This is one of the coolest places you will ever climb. It is perched high above the trail, at the top of Moore's Wall. The view is amazing and the exposure will get your heart pumping. It took me three trips to the Garden before I got the balls to climb anything!
Once you've taken the left onto the powerline road, walk for a few minutes until you see a park sign on the right pointing to the Sentinel Buttress trail. Turn right and head up the trail, following signs for the Sentinel Buttress. Once you get close to the wall, the trail splits and either heads left toward the Central Wall or right toward the Sentinel Buttress. Go right, and walk past the Sentinel Buttress and then past the Fire Wall. Continue for 100 yards and look for a 4th class (steep and vegetated) gully that leads up to the big overhang that creates Pooh Corner. The Thomas Kelly book says "if you pass a large block with an orange and white face, you've gone a little too far."
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hanging Garden:
Double Ought 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Gnatty Pale 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, 1 pitch, 125'
Whipping Post 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Pooh Corner 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Catnip 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Fight or Flight 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Porters Pooh 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
First In Flight 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Stars and Bars 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Lightning Thief 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b R Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Pygmalion 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Double Dare 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Primal Rage 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Zeus 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Season in Hell 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Super Crimp 5.13c/d 8b 31 X E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Hercules 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Season in Hell 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a NC : Moore's Wall : Hanging Garden
Season in Hell is an excellent variation to Zeus, adding another fun boulder problem up high. Climb Zeus through the crux roof to the fourth bolt. Instead of clipping the fixed pin, clip a bolt out right and bust a few big pulls on good holds with bad feet. Place a small piece in the horizontal and move up and right past one more bolt to the anchors.Supposedly, the first ascent climbed directly up from the last bolt. While this would add some harder climbing (though not nearly as hard as the low...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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