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.
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.
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The Needle 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : The Needle
This is the classic line up The Needle. Cruiser climbing and airy exposure make this a great first multi-pitch trad lead or follow, not to mention a fun rappel.P1: Start at the base of the Needle. Stay left and follow blocky features that offer good pro to a small roof. This roof offers good pro and a fun move, but can also be circumvented. Belay 25 to 40 feet below the big roof (5.7). P2: Either climb the well-protected roof (5.8) or go around right to the southeast side of The Needle (5.7). En...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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