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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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',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
Dan following on the FA.

Daddy Duty 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : Stump Buttress
This is a variation to the third pitch of the The Crow's Nest.Climb P1 and P2 of The Crow's Nest to the pedestal below the roof. You can belay anywhere from below the chimney to this pedestal. From the pedestal, climb the nice finger crack up and left to the top of the pillar. Clip the lone bolt, and step left continuing up the obvious weakness. Climb interesting features until you can start trending right at a flared, broken crack. Pass this section and continue up and right, aiming for the summit ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Hole in the Wall Canyon Slideshow Add Photo
Shayd enjoying some nice clean rock, The Needle-20...
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, AK...
FFA by Dr. Dan of MPO (Mo's Pissed Off), 12a/b, AK...

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