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Mule Hollow Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Center Face T 
Down, Dirty, Doublecrossed T 
Everything And Nothing T 
Explorien T 
Glasnost T 
Ground Glass, The T 
High on Crack T 
Implorien S 
Jam Crack Route T 
Left of Center Route T 
Ravages Of Time S 
Sands of Time, The S 
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Mule Hollow Wall  

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Submitted By: John J. Glime on May 22, 2004
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This east facing wall is excellent for moderate traditional leaders. The wall is 500 feet high and has at least 13 routes on it, most of those in the 5.5 to 5.8 range. While only a 45 minute approach from the road in Big Cottonwood Canyon, you will find great seclusion. It feels remote and alpine. If you want multi pitch climbing and to escape the crowds, this wall is for you.

Getting There 

Park at the pullout just after crossing the creek .2 miles up canyon from the Storm Mountain Picnic area.

Hike up the canyon due north for 3/4 a mile. Look for the wall to your left. Avoid cutting up the slope too soon. Look for talus fields or for a semi-obvious trail. Leaving the main trail and heading up towards the wall is a bit of a pain. It is steep, and not very enjoyable, but remember...you are escaping the crowds!

Allow 45 minutes to an hour for the approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mule Hollow Wall:
Left of Center Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 3 pitches, 450'   
Center Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Jam Crack Route   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 500'   
Everything And Nothing   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   
Down, Dirty, Doublecrossed   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
Explorien   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Glasnost   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Implorien   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Ravages Of Time   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
The Sands of Time   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Patrique about mid-pitch on Ravages Of Time

Ravages Of Time 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Mule Hollow Wall
This is the first bolted climb to appear on The Sea Of Glass Wall. As Pat was one of the first climbers on this crag, we were both very impressed that this fine and fun (and mostly blank) right line had yet to have its flanks developed! The first 6 bolts were drilled on lead, but both of us felt the Ravages Of Time (which subsequently results with decreased boldness?) coaxed us into completing the drilling from above. Maybe too, hooks skittering off of the glass like quartzite had something to d...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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View from the road, the face without all the trees...
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Blue backpack marks where the trail comes off (Lef...
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Rapping down on the descent from Mule Hollow Wall.
Rapping down on the descent from Mule Hollow Wall.
View from the top of Down, Dirty, Doublecrossed.  ...
View from the top of Down, Dirty, Doublecrossed. ...
This cairn marks the place on the trail where you ...
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By Peter Gram
From: New York, NY
Jun 13, 2004
The last part of the approach is a little tedious. I had a bit of trouble finding the side trail up to the wall, but eventually figured it out. Along the way, there are 2 cairns along the left side of the trail. Take the somewhat obscure spur at the second cairn. This is right before a stream crossing. Follow the trail up through talus and maybe some bushwhacking to get to the wall.
By john gilchrist
From: sLC, utah
Jul 9, 2006
Once you get to the approach that leads up to the wall from the main trail it gets pretty steep for a while. When you hit the wall just skirt accross it to get to the climb you want. Climbs around Jam Crack require a little bit of a scram, not bad though.

fun climbs with no walk off.
By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Sep 4, 2006
Nathan's approach versus the Ruckman approach. Verdict=follow the candycane tree, unless you prefer loose talus. Nathan's route has more switchbacks, shade, and fewer steep spots.
By Tryhard
From: Sandy, UT
Sep 12, 2009
Parking: N40 37.594' W111 44.541' alt:5810ft.
Fork: N40 37.890' W111 44.816' alt:6350ft.
Mule Hollow: N40 37.916' W111 45.046' alt:6950.
I had trouble finding this my first time up and spent a lot of time and energy bush whacking and hiking up talus. Hope the following instructions help. The time estimates assume moderately fast hiking with packs. From the parking area, hike up the trail for 15 minutes, or 0.4 miles (don't go .75 miles like I did the first time). Look for a cairn marking the trail to the left. The stream bed will be on the right. The "candy cane" tree is no longer standing, but laying on the ground next to the trail. This trail cuts off before the route described in the Ruckman guide. Head up the steep trail. After roughly 10 minutes, look for the talus slope on the right and a small boulder in the middle of the trail. The trail forks here. If you go right you will hike through a little scree, then hit Mule Hollow wall after another 10 minutes of hiking. If you follow the left fork, you will be heading toward the Sea of Glass wall, and will hit it after another 10 minutes of hiking. Total time is 35-45 minutes.
By ddriver
From: SLC
Jun 28, 2010
The uphill route You are on Your Own isn't listed here, but I'm giving it 4 stars anyway even with the funky approach.
By zoso
Nov 8, 2012
As the descriptions on here are a bit muddled:

Routes from L to R on Sea of Glass wall:

Ground Glass 5.6
Everything and Nothing 5.7
Sands of Time 5.9+
Sea of Glass 5.9+ R
Ravages of Time 5.9+
Glassnost 5.8 R
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