KentonB wrote:Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Be sure to have a current valid permit, and read and follow the rules. The TG is notorious, and for good reason.
New seasonal closures affecting North Gateway went into effect as of April 1, 2012. Written information is provided with the permit.
Front Range Climbing is also a very knowledgeable and experienced resource regarding the Garden; highly recommended.
Thanks! And much appreciated. I've heard numerous stories of folks being rescued from that gully... including one in The Gazette just last week! As I stated earlier, my technical climbing skills are pretty limited. I've got a couple (more experienced) friends who will be going with me... but one of them has a torn calf muscle so we likely won't make it until next Fall.
Out of curiosity, I noticed Lists of John classifies Grey Rock to the south as a Class 5.0 climb as well. Any idea of the best approach to keeping it at that level?
The south summit of Grey Rock (aka Kindergarten, aka Cathedral) is class 4 if done from the south - in my opinion. I seem to recall that you want to start to the right of the practice area to keep it 4th. Or you can do an easy pitch of 5th off the ground to some anchors, then unroped the rest of the way. Here's a TR from New Year's day, last year.
Of course I have to slip a photo in here just b/c I love this one... : )