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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

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['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 Hole in the Wall Canyon:
The Needle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Needle
Stemming the Sheathe   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Shield of the Titans
Blood of a Dead Hero   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Shield of the Titans
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
The rap route is also a fun 5.8.

Needle Rap Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : The Needle
Another fun route up The Needle. This route climbs exactly where you rap, so it's a good option after climbing the standard route, as you're at the start after rapping. Otherwise, start on the southeast side of The Needle at the base of a right-leaning finger and hand crack.P1: Climb the crack until it ends. Step right onto the face where good pro is found to the rap anchor. Belay here.P2: Start up the right-facing corner, then move left on to the face to the summit.Rap the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Shayd enjoying some nice clean rock, The Needle-2006.
Shayd enjoying some nice clean rock, The Needle-20...
These are the full lines on the Shield.
These are the full lines on the Shield.
FFA by Dr. Dan of MPO (Mo's Pissed Off), 12a/b, AKA Unknown Name.  2004.
FFA by Dr. Dan of MPO (Mo's Pissed Off), 12a/b, AK...

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