Elevation: 4,169 ft
GPS: 40.857, -123.711 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lurker on Jul 20, 2014 with updates from Evan Wisheropp
Admins: Lurker, Rick Shull, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Shade most of the day, great choice for warm summer days.  Routes from 5.7-5.13, with most around 5.11. Longer than most of the other LOTL offerings.  The rock is a unique, and really enjoyable form of quartzite that is very rare for our area.

Getting There

From the upper parking lot, look for a trail heading northeast from the last turn in the road (40' before where you parked). Walk 150' down the trail to a faint fork. The obvious right turn takes you to the lower crags (Three Amigos, Tropics, etc). Go straight even though the trail is hard to see here. 30' later, a solid trail re-appears and switchbacks straight down the hill. Hike left or right around to the base of the crag. Should take about 4 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Glory Hole

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Happy Trails
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Case Dismissed
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Mineshaft
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Happy Trails
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Case Dismissed
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mineshaft
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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The Glory Hole is the most underrated crag in Humboldt for the 5.11 climber. The climbing is absolutely incredible; the rock is uniquely special, the holds are awesome, the walls are very 3D/featured, and the routes are just as long as anything on the Vision's Wall. The difference being that beta can sometimes be trickier to decipher sometimes, which I think is great. Sometimes routes will feel a grade easier after you figure out the sequences or find hidden holds.

There are currently 14 routes and two projects. There are a few warm ups and a few desperate test pieces. This wall will sure keep you busy! Jul 18, 2017