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.
Hollow Man starts just to the left of Handcrack-A-rete.
Set of cams from 0.5 to a #4 Friend, plus a hand size hex or an extra large hand size cam....
Approaching the "hollow" part. There are anchors j...
Hollow Man climbs the crack/flake and arete above ...
At the crux on the bolted section. Above the ledge...
Brenda rappels Hollow Man with a climber on Handcr...
|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.
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- 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.