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Gladiator T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Handcrack-a-rete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hollow Man T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ionic Column T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lion's Face, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lost in Time T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Planetary Pull T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unleash The Lions T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Vrainavore T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wrinkle in Time T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, Sport, 195 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Gillett, 2002
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Shared By: Guy H. on Mar 23, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Hollow Man is an enjoyable moderate, which makes a great 195 foot lead. There is still a little bit of lichen, so watch your footing.

P1: Hollow Man starts up mossy ledges just to the left of Handcrack-A-rete. After 25 feet, you climb a great flake system on the left wall which starts out at 1 inch and widens to 4 inches. Clip one bolt on the way to a double bolt anchor. (5.8, 100 feet)

P2: The second pitch heads up the blunt arete with 6 bolts for protection with good position. (5.8, 95 feet)

Rap twice with a 60m rope. You should rap to the second set of anchors on the first rap from the top of the climb.

Location

Hollow Man starts just to the left of Handcrack-A-rete.

Protection

Set of cams from 0.5 to a #4 Friend, plus a hand size hex or an extra large hand size cam....
Cary Gaynor
Longmont,CO
  5.8
Cary Gaynor   Longmont,CO
  5.8
Great, super long 1 pitch climb, or 2 pitch crack then steep face climb. Bring 2 #3 and 2 Camalots.

One of the better moderate crack climbs in the canyon. Highly recommend the 1st pitch for refining your crack skills. Oct 1, 2017
tkessel Kessel
Windsor,CO
  5.8
tkessel Kessel   Windsor,CO
  5.8
Super fun 1st pitch, kinda hard to protect in large flake at spots. The second pitch is some cool exposure but protects well. May 2, 2017
Bill Farrand  
 
This is a really good climb.... Fabulous exposure on the second pitch. Oct 12, 2015
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.8
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.8
This is a great route! The 5.8 slab looks like it will be difficult, but holds appear when things seem like they will be difficult. Oct 6, 2014
Jim Clarke
Cottonwood Heights, UT
  5.8
Jim Clarke   Cottonwood Heights, UT
  5.8
Another solid route at a great little secluded crag.... Aug 10, 2014
Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8-
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8-
Fun route with a whole lot of layback opportunities up the wide but fairly low angle crack. The 2nd pitch bolted face climb has great exposure. Jun 30, 2012
On September 26, 2010 Dale Haas and I upgraded the two anchors on this climb. At the anchor at the top of pitch 1, we removed the smash links and 1/4" chain, replacing them with quicklinks and 3/8" chain which we equalized. At the anchor on top of pitch 2, we removed the smash links and 1/4" chain, replacing them with quick links and 3/8" chain which we equalized.

This work was funded by the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.

Bruce

P.S. - if you are rapping from the top of pitch 2 to the anchors at the start of Planetary Pull, be careful if you have a 60m rope as it just reaches. Sep 26, 2010