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The Hal Garner Memorial Crag

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.10 1 - 7 8

Directions to The Hal Garner Memorial Crag

This wall is in Private property. Be respectful. Your behavior on this land can either help us secure access.. or help us lose it.
From the main parking area cross the creek and turn left on the first road. Follow this road uphill until reaching a set of stairs on on the left. Follow this trail to crag.

Wall Sun:

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Halphabet Soup for the Soul Sport 5.10b
3.00  (6) 0ft


What the Hal? Sport 5.11
2.67  (3) 0ft  


Unknown Sport 5.8
1.40  (5) 0ft  


Hal to the Chief (Project) Sport 5.12
3.00  (3) 0ft  


Garner Attention (Project) Sport 5.11d


Hal do you Like Them Apples? Trad 5.7
3.00  (1) 0ft


Flowers for Halgernon Sport 5.11b
4.00  (1) 55ft


The Hitching Post Sport 5.12
4.00  (1) 0ft


ray said on February 4th, 2015
Man these routes look cool. They are really short but the rock looks great. Probably 25 footers.
thewhistler4 said on July 21st, 2015
Are some/most of these routes finished being put up? Halphabet soup and the 8 look nice but I can't tell from the ground if anchors are in place yet.
pigsteak said on October 19th, 2015
3 out of 5 routes on this wall still have red tags. All need chains on the anchors. Old ropes need to be discarded please.
dustonian said on April 6th, 2016
Poor little abandoned crag. What a shitshow up there... Would be a good spot if someone would finish the job
johnwesely said on April 7th, 2016
I would like to publicly apologize for the abandoned state of this crag. Between work and photography, I ran out of time to finish the job. I will try and make it out there soon to take the ropes down, and all red tags can be ignored.
J-Ru said on April 8th, 2016
So, does that mean there are FA's to be had or are the route details not updated?
dustonian said on April 8th, 2016
Take a brush. And some chain and quicklinks. And a drill. And some bolts. Thanks to Johnny and the gang for getting the ball rolling up there, cool little spot.
johnwesely said on April 30th, 2016
Got up there today, finished cleaning the routes on the left side and pulled the red tags.
slaps said on September 19th, 2017
From what I could gather, routes 1-5 are listed backwards currently. It's really hard to tell with no descriptions, pictures, or bolt counts. The two project routes are on the left side, as the ropes are still hanging there, from looks like 2016 or earlier based on the previous comments. The 5.8 is the bolted crack behind the tree, which is more like 5.9 to 5.9+ for being sharp as hell. Then the 5.11 and 5.10b on the right side of the end of this section of wall. Then routes 6-8 are well back to the right near the start of the trail by the stairs about a 2 minute walk, and I think 7&8 are also out of order. Basically, still an unfinished crag. It's also is very dark and shaded also due to the trees.
Anonymous said on September 19th, 2017
But ... how could that be ?! It was none other than THE Jonny lightning who undertook the task of developing this area . How could someone who is red river famous not deliver ! These kids are a joke , stick to producing iPhone quality media and leave development to those with some sense of work ethic .
Anonymous said on September 19th, 2017
Anonymous seems to have a drill bit up his ass. Based on the displayed attitude of discontent it's likely one of the stainless powers sleeve anchor drill bits of the 6 inch variety
Anonymous said on September 20th, 2017
Definitely Troy
Anonymous said on September 20th, 2017
Yes, this crag was abandoned. Most anyone else would have finished bolting it 2 years ago. This was a disservice to the climbers who donated to the land purchase and who volunteered to build trails to the wall. Hopefully the guy who started bolting it can find a meaningful way to repay the community.
johnwesely said on September 25th, 2017
I certainly deserve all the criticism. I didn't finish the crag and left a bit of a junk show up there. When I found this crag, I thought the routes would be a lot easier than they ended up being and it would be a great place to take kids or noobs out being so close to the parking lot. The routes ended up being much more difficult than I assumed, and that combined with photography, caused me to lose motivation for the project. That is no excuse for not seeing it through. I am still astonished they built that trail to the wall. It is pretty much self evident that this crag would never see the traffic to warrant it. Much love to the Red River development community for all the hard work you guys do.
johnwesely said on September 25th, 2017
Also, 50 bucks pay pal to anyone who takes the fixed ropes down and shoots me a picture. There is a gully to the left of the cliff that provides access to the top of the cliff. Should be a 15 minute job. I meant to do it my self when I went up to the crag before leaving the Red last fall, but the gulley was too wet for me climb it that day.
dustonian said on September 25th, 2017
I took one down once, can you shoot me 5 bucks?
shadow.ayala said on September 28th, 2017
A handful of difficult routes. Sounds like a good chance for someone to finish the crag. If the name of the crag wasn't so awful, I would have possibly looked into it when we move back.
dustonian said on September 28th, 2017
You can call it Dolphin Wall if you want and finish that one up too, it's just around the corner
Anonymous said on September 28th, 2017
So much disrespect for the deceased around here... I'll never forget you, Hal. You were a good man, despite what Cromper's mom says about you. Rest in peace, sweet prince.
Jackiefreesh said on October 3rd, 2017
The Climbing Gods have smiled down on you today, John, or at least maybe Hal Garner has. The ropes are now gone from routes # 1 & 2 and the old biners are replaced with quick links. I did not get to finish route #8 where the last rope still is up but hope to be back later this week. That one needs a lot of brushing but looks good. These routes are all listed in the proper order. You can send the fifty bucks to the coalition. Thanks, Jac.
Jackiefreesh said on October 6th, 2017
All cleaned up and the pod ropes are down. Not a 15 min. job, but I won't charge any extra. Added 11 links total to the anchors so that are up to snuff. Also put second anchor bolt in on #8 route.
johnwesely said on October 19th, 2017
Thanks so much! 50 to the coalition it is.