Type: Trad, TR, 80 ft
FA: FA Jon Hanlon and Mike Power. March 1992.
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Shared By: Jon Hanlon on Apr 10, 2005
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb the broken trough between First Offense and Swallow, past a softball sized hole. At the upper headwall stay to the right, continuing up to Swallow anchors.

Protection

Five or six cams, tiny to 1-inch. Nuts and/or tricams to supplement. A little runout towards the top.

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Jon Hanlon
SLO
  5.8
Jon Hanlon   SLO
  5.8
I did this route free, onsight, back in March 1992 with my partner Mike Power. At the time we intended to do Swallow, but got on this instead. Went back and repeated it a year later.

We called the route "Powerplay."Rating - 5.8R (a little "R" towards the top).

The route takes pretty good gear. You can get in 5 or six decent pieces...tiny to 1 inch cams.

Here was our description - "Climb the broken trough between First Offense and Swallow, past a softball sized hole. At the upper headwall stay to the right, continuing up to Swallow anchors. " Mar 24, 2005
John Knight
Sedona
John Knight   Sedona
Maybe we can change the name to Powerplay for the right version & leave Hole Lotta Fun on as the left variation.

My guess is that it was top roped long before any of us started climbing here. Any other names out there?

jk Mar 25, 2005
Marty Brenner
Durango, CO
Marty Brenner   Durango, CO
Yeah, we used to TR it when rapping down that side of the wall. I know for certain that Rich Jollisaint TR'd it in about '90. But I'm sure that it was done at least 10 years before him... Sep 16, 2006
Justin Fontecchio
San Luis Obispo, California
Justin Fontecchio   San Luis Obispo, California
am i missin something, or is tobins route missing from this page? i could be wrong, but if im not it needs to be posted ASAP. elder? Jan 25, 2014