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The lower level of Major Mass is bounded on the East by the formation that culminates in the Keyhole, a smaller version of the Doorway. Hammer Wall is the large, clean expanse of rock that faces East at the bottom.
The approach that requires the least effort is to hike up the Potholes trail, and cut West across the boulder field where the trail emerges from the trees below Red Rocks. There are currently (summer 2011) some massive old logs down along the trail just where you leave it.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hammer Wall & The Keyhole:
Darkest Hour 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR
Hammer Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, TR
Hammer Master 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, TR, 50'
Hammer Case 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch
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Darkest Hour 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Hammer Wall & The Keyhole
Darkest Hour is a cool climb found at the back of the alcove starting on the ledge at the top of Prosperity. Climb up the groove to the overhang. At the overhang use the crack/inside corner to get above the roof. Finish to the right of the uppermost block....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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