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The Garden Wall

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The Garden Wall 


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Location: 39.73726, -105.31219 View Map  Incorrect?
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Shady Baby's start.
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Description 

The Garden Wall is a minor crag in CCC with four routes presently established in the range of 5.10 to 5.11. One of these is strictly trad, the other three being fully bolted. Several more short and steep lines will be done later in the year. The rock is granitic and very solid. Due to the heavy vegetation, most of the crag gets little sun, and this can be user-friendly on a hot day. TGW won't hold anything remarkable, but it can provide a short respite from the crowds and the summer heat. Several boulder problems might be worth checking out.


Getting There 

TGW lies on the South side of the canyon and 200 meters East of Sonic Youth. Park as for Sonic or in a tiny pullout just East of the crag. No real trail exists, but a scruffy approach has been used enough to be identified. Otherwise scramble up from the lower angle terrain to the East. The approach time is 30 seconds or so.

Eds. there is a trail going to the left side of the cliff. A traverse of ~50 yards from the left side deposits you below the right side of the cliff.


L->R: 

A. ?
B? Unknown, 1p, bolts.
C. ?
D. ?
E. Shady Boy, 10, 1p, 65', bolts.
F. Shady Girl, 10, 1p, 65', bolts.
G. Shady Baby, 9+ PG-13/R, 1p, 65', gear & bolts or TR.


Climbing Season


3 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Garden Wall:
Shady Baby   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Dave starting into the crux section.

Shady Baby 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13  CO : Golden : ... : The Garden Wall
This is another line that is just to the right of Shady Girl at the Garden Wall. This obvious line called out to be cleaned and climbed. It's partially clean at this point. A brush would be useful. It is probably safer as a TR than a lead.Start about 6 feet to the right of Shady Girl. Follow a dihedral. The crux is likely exiting the tight dihedral on marginal gear (PG-13 or R). A decent #2 RP protects the exit from this dihedral. Higher up, you can finish...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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A possible location of the trad line left of Shady Boy's start.  This would need a big brush and some elbow grease.
A possible location of the trad line left of Shady...
This shows the bolted line on the left side of the cliff.  It has 8 bolts and is fairly steep on the upper half.
This shows the bolted line on the left side of the...
Shady Girl's start.
Shady Girl's start.
Another possible line. This would need a big brush and some elbow grease.
Another possible line. This would need a big brush...
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By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Jul 23, 2014

Does anyone know how hard the route to the left of Shady Boy is? I have not done it, but I wish I knew what it is.