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Hollow Man 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 195'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Gillett, 2002
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Mar 23, 2009

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Hollow Man climbs the crack/flake and arete above ...

Description 

Hollow Man is an enjoyable moderate, which makes a great 195 foot lead. There is still a little bit of lichen, so watch your footing.

P1: Hollow Man starts up mossy ledges just to the left of Handcrack-A-rete. After 25 feet, you climb a great flake system on the left wall which starts out at 1 inch and widens to 4 inches. Clip one bolt on the way to a double bolt anchor. (5.8, 100 feet)

P2: The second pitch heads up the blunt arete with 6 bolts for protection with good position. (5.8, 95 feet)

Rap twice with a 60m rope. You should rap to the second set of anchors on the first rap from the top of the climb.

Location 

Hollow Man starts just to the left of Handcrack-A-rete.

Protection 

Set of cams from 0.5 to a #4 Friend, plus a hand size hex or an extra large hand size cam....


Photos of Hollow Man Slideshow Add Photo
Approaching the "hollow" part. There are anchors just to the right of Chuck that can be used to descend or to belay for Planetary Pull 5.8. Was the whole wall originally as mossy as the corner?
Approaching the "hollow" part. There are anchors j...
Lew getting it done.
Lew getting it done.
At the crux on the bolted section. Above the ledge above crux is much easier.
At the crux on the bolted section. Above the ledge...
Brenda rappels Hollow Man with a climber on Handcrack Arete in the background.
Brenda rappels Hollow Man with a climber on Handcr...
Brenda climbs Hollow Man.
Brenda climbs Hollow Man.
Kevin at the top anchor.
Kevin at the top anchor.

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By Bruce Hildenbrand
Sep 26, 2010

On September 26, 2010 Dale Haas and I upgraded the two anchors on this climb. At the anchor at the top of pitch 1, we removed the smash links and 1/4" chain, replacing them with quicklinks and 3/8" chain which we equalized. At the anchor on top of pitch 2, we removed the smash links and 1/4" chain, replacing them with quick links and 3/8" chain which we equalized.

This work was funded by the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.

Bruce

P.S. - if you are rapping from the top of pitch 2 to the anchors at the start of Planetary Pull, be careful if you have a 60m rope as it just reaches.
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 30, 2012
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Fun route with a whole lot of layback opportunities up the wide but fairly low angle crack. The 2nd pitch bolted face climb has great exposure.
By Shameless Shaemus
Aug 10, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Another solid route at a great little secluded crag....
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 6, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a great route! The 5.8 slab looks like it will be difficult, but holds appear when things seem like they will be difficult.