Elevation: 8,258 ft
GPS: 41.157, -105.374 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

Description

Between the main area and the Nautilus lies the Holdout, the closest a formation at Vedauwoo gets to rectangular. Although this formation has fewer routes than the Main Area or the Nautilus the high concentration of classic lines make for a mandatory visit. Mostly traditional lines, although a few high grade sport and mixed routes can be found. Classics include Arch Stanton (5.11d) on the SE side (lots of sun side) to Oslund's Delight (5.8), Currey's Diagnol (5.10b), Eleven Cent Moon (5.11d), Silver Surfer (5.9), Pipeline (5.12a) and the incomparable Beefeater (5.10b) on the NW side (late day sun).

Getting There

Easiest approach is via the campground. One can park at the lot outside the main area and walk into the park and through the campground finding trails that lead to the extreme southern end of the Holdout, continue down and left to the NW face, or up and right to reach the SE face.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Holdout

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Morning Sickness
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Narrow and Ugly
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Oslund's Delight
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Existential Dilemma
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Silver Surfer
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
19th Nervous Breakdown
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Veggie Eater
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 115
Beefeater
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 100
Currey's Diagonal
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Wide and Ugly
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 5
Flaming Blue Jesus to Mandala
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 42
Eleven Cent Moon
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Reading Raymond Chandler (aka Pr…
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Pipeline
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Rejecter Ejector aka Arch Stanton
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Morning Sickness
 7
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Narrow and Ugly
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Oslund's Delight
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Existential Dilemma
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Silver Surfer
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
19th Nervous Breakdown
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Veggie Eater
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Beefeater
 115
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Currey's Diagonal
 100
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wide and Ugly
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Flaming Blue Jesus to Mandala
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Eleven Cent Moon
 42
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Reading Raymond Chandler (a…
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Pipeline
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Rejecter Ejector aka Arch S…
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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