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Routes in Hole in the Wall

Apprentice, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Au Natural T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dragonslayer S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hole in the Wall T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mentor, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Poacher, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Protege S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Swiss Cheese T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Transgression T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Warden, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Elevation: 9,585 ft
GPS: 39.258, -105.101 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dougald MacDonald on Sep 1, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

The north-facing crag in the gully to the right of Crag Ranch is stacked with 5.10 to low 5.12 routes, many of which require some gear. The dark rock and mossy sections likely put off a lot of climbers, but don't be fooled. The cracks and face holds are clean—at least on the well-traveled routes—and the climbing is excellent. All-day shade makes for a great escape on hot days.

Getting There

Climb up the steep gully right of Crag Ranch.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hole in the Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Protege
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Dragonslayer
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Protege
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Dragonslayer
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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I have to admit, when we got to the base of this wall and looked up at the vertical moss carpet, my first thought was that the guidebook author must have been hitting the electric Koolaid pretty hard when he was doling out the stars. However, it quickly became apparent that there is really good climbing on this wall. Nice variety in the 10 to 12 range, some sport, some gear, some mixed. The rock is ultra-featured, almost to the point that it feels kind of weird to tug on granite this way. Aug 29, 2011

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