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The Secret Garden is the home of some of the hardest problems in the canyon, classic moderates, and a few projects that will make the first ascentionist famous for sure. The rock is high quality and it is a good place to warm up or burn out. All of the problems on the warm up boulder are very good and there are tons of eliminates to get your session started. Twisted (V4) is the classic moderate of the area and very worth doing. Lance's Dihedral (v6) is also a classic, try the Bear Hug Arete (V8) and find out what sand bagging really means. The v10 circuit Copperhead, Mr. Mom, All Thumbs, and Shingles are some of the best in the state. Also, if you are really feeling strong, you can give Bully (V11/12) a couple burns. For better beta and an online guide check out climbxmedia.com or wait until spring, two guide books will be coming out.

Getting There 

Park in the Little Cottonwood Park n' Ride lot. Locate the climber's trail that starts in the northeast most corner of the lot, directly left of the bathroom. From here follow the trail up and east until you reach your desired sub-area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Secret Garden:
Offwidth   V0 4     Boulder   Goldy Area
Appollo   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Goldy Area
Direct North Face of Shothole   V0 4     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   All Thumbs Boulder
Easy Arete   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   All Thumbs Boulder
Where Have the Holds Gone   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   All Thumbs Boulder
Edges   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Goldy Area
Secret Garden Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Copperhead Boulder
Go Right   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   All Thumbs Boulder
Dan's Problem   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 13'   All Thumbs Boulder
Flying Carpet   V4 6B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Goldy Area
Twisted   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 12'   Copperhead Boulder
Shingles Stand Start   V5 6C     Boulder   Tiger Stripe Boulder
Lances Dihedral   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Copperhead Boulder
Bear Hug   V8 7B     Boulder, 14'   Copperhead Boulder
Copperhead   V10 7C+     Boulder, 10'   Copperhead Boulder
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November 21, 2009

Shingles Stand Start V5 6C  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Tiger Stripe Boulder
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By Dan Fenner
Nov 28, 2014
LCC LOST AND FOUND 11/28/14: Small climbing bag containing a pair of shoes and a chalk bag. The bag was found at "Manly Arete" at the Secret Garden boulders at sundown. I believe that this bag belongs to a blonde man named Ryan, possibly driving a Nissan Leaf.

If you lost your shoes and chalk at the Secret Garden boulders on 11/28/14, please message me and describe the bag, the shoes, and the chalk bag.

If anyone knows a blonde, caucasian, ~5'10" boulderer named Ryan ~25-30 years old, please get in contact with me.

Thank you, and happy Holidays!
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