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Blowhole S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Clicking Barnacles S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Doggy Style (aka Baby Herc) S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Holladay-Ludwig S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Mutiny S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sea Legs S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Slow Spring, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wildwood S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Holladay-Ludwig
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Shared By: Matthias Holladay on Nov 26, 2007 with updates
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Follow easy ledges up L then back R to top, gets good sun, runout-bolted on lead.

Location

Furthest L on face.

Protection

very old short bolts
Matthias Holladay
Shiprock, Navajolands
 
Matthias Holladay   Shiprock, Navajolands
 
It was so nice to see these fotografs today! Thanks Evan, for posting! Sep 4, 2015
Evan Wisheropp
  5.6 R
Evan Wisheropp  
  5.6 R
Led this one today with Morgan Ingraham and Tom Ogden. What an adventure!
The climbing snakes left and right over tiny hidden ledges and suprisingly solid rock. If you touch anything loose or hollow, you're off route. The climbing is wildly exposed as you traverse over the roof of the west face, and the very old short bolts don't inspire any confidence. The route has three bolts old enough and spaced enough to keep you VERY awake.

To start, clip the first two bolts of Blowhole and move left to the first bolt, then move right on ledges and back left again on more ledges. The physical and mental crux is arriving at the third bolt. On lead it felt like 5.8 until I realized I missed a hold. The most exciting moves are finishing up the arĂȘte after the last bolt.

Classic! Can't wait to see new bolts on it! Aug 30, 2015
Matthias Holladay
Shiprock, Navajolands
 
Matthias Holladay   Shiprock, Navajolands
 
Go for it! Jul 27, 2015
Evan Wisheropp
  5.6 R
Evan Wisheropp  
  5.6 R
Matthias, I scouted it today, the bolts are indeed pretty sketchy. I would love to see this one rebolted, and with your permission perhaps one or two extra bolts. I played with the moves and it would be quite exciting to follow above that arĂȘte. Jul 25, 2015
Matthias Holladay
Shiprock, Navajolands
 
Matthias Holladay   Shiprock, Navajolands
 
I don't recall exactly, but I put only two? or was three? bolts on this route...were they replaced as well? I drilled from widely-spaced, but good stances. Jul 9, 2015