The north-facing crag in the gully to the right of Crag Ranch is stacked with 5.10 to low 5.12 routes, many of which require some gear. The dark rock and mossy sections likely put off a lot of climbers, but don't be fooled. The cracks and face holds are clean—at least on the well-traveled routes—and the climbing is excellent. All-day shade makes for a great escape on hot days.
Climb up the steep gully right of Crag Ranch.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hole in the Wall:
The Apprentice 5.10d Sport, 1 pitch, 85 feet
The Warden 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Hole in the Wall 5.11c Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
The Mentor 5.11c Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
The Poacher 5.11d Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Protege 5.11d Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Dragonslayer 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Featured Route For Hole in the Wall
Dragonslayer 5.12a CO : South Platte : ... : Hole in the Wall
This is a long route that diagonals through three sections of hard climbing. Rain kept us off the third crux but also revealed a good way to do this route at 5.11c: after the second crux, climb the easy hand-size crack to the right and then reach right to the anchors on Holey Joe; this flows well and allows the 5.11 climber to climb the brilliant first 80 feet of the route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO