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Hole in the Wall Canyon

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Hole in the Wall Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Hole in the Wall Canyon is a good hour's venture from Steamboat, but well worth it. This area has some sport and mixed routes, with many established and potential trad routes. Many climbs in this area are more than one pitch. There are also many good places to camp along the way.

Getting There 

Once on Seedhouse Road (see Seedhouse Crag driving directions for how to get to Seedhouse Rd.) drive 9 miles to NF-431, now known as trail 1189. Walk around the gate and follow the trail for 20-30 minutes until you see the huge climbing oasis on the left. After crossing a small log bridge stay left and jump onto a trail the that leads into the heart of the canyon.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Hole in the Wall Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hole in the Wall Canyon:
The Needle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Needle
Bad Blood   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Wall Mart
MPO (Mo's Pissed Off)   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Shield of the Titans
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Featured Route For Hole in the Wall Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: The Crow's Nest.

The Crow's Nest 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : Stump Buttress
This route follows the obvious dihedral on the south face of Stump Buttress. The climbing is 5.8 and 5.9 all the way, with some sections of devious pro. There are anchors at the top of P1 and P3, so you need two ropes to get off.P1: Start at the base of the west face of Stump Buttress. Start up the gully between The Needle (the 200 foot tall detatched pillar) and Stump. After about 50 feet of gully climbing, gain the thin crack in the right-facing corner. Climb this crack for 60 more feet to the...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: These are the full lines on the Shield.
These are the full lines on the Shield.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo photo of the full lines on the Shield.  Grade...
BETA PHOTO: Topo photo of the full lines on the Shield. Grade...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shayd enjoying some nice clean rock, The Needle-20...
Shayd enjoying some nice clean rock, The Needle-20...

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