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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- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Gnatty Pale 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, 1 pitch, 125'
Pooh Corner 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Catnip 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Fight or Flight 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Porters Pooh 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
First In Flight 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Stars and Bars 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Aries 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Pygmalion 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Double Dare 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Primal Rage 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Zeus 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Season in Hell 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Featured Route For Hanging Garden
Pooh Corner 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c NC : Moore's Wall : Hanging Garden
The route is steep and thuggy the whole way, but good rests take a little of the edge off of the pump. It protects very well, if you climb at the grade don't let the steep and intimidating nature of the line scare you off. Have an adventure! Natural belay at the top, rappel from the Stars and Bars anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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