|Type:||Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 120', Grade II|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b A1 [details]|
|FA:||Jason Keith and Hollis McCord|
|Season:||spring, summer, fall|
|Submitted By:||Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jun 1, 2008|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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By rob pizem
Apr 20, 2010
I freed the Hollis route this spring. It was cold, sandy, crumbly and fun.
Gear is from fingers to a number 5.
Out the cave roof start one or two finger pieces to a .5 and a .75 or two into tight hands and then hands to the wide stuff.
Great way to ascend the wall to see the potholes on top!
1 70 meter was all that was needed to rap off the new anchors/chains on top, but you could probably easily use a 60 meter cord.
5.12+ ffa rob pizem 2010
Props to the first ascensionist's for finding another cool pitch in the shade in the desert!
By david goldstein
May 7, 2015
In case you're wondering, the post-roof crux is about 30' of OW from #4 to #6 Camalot width, part of which seems overhanging.
Unless the leader back cleaned most of the gear in and below the roof, it would be hard to do this in one pitch due to rope drag and the rope running over/through the pieces in the roof.
The rap anchors are about 31 meters off the deck i.e. rapping with a single 60 might or might not work depending on how long your 60 meter rope is.
The summit is at the opposite end of the butte and is mostly an easy walk except for the 15' high summit knob itself which starts with an exposed, unprotected 5.6ish mantel on which most people would want to be belayed -- best not to leave your rope back at the anchors.