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Routes in Mule Hollow Wall

Center Face T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Down, Dirty, Doublecrossed T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Everything And Nothing T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Explorien T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Glasnost T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Ground Glass, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
High on Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Implorien S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jam Crack Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Left of Center Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Ravages Of Time S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sands of Time, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown A S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown B S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: Bret Ruckman, Fred Thalmann, 1990
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Shared By: Tristan Higbee on May 28, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Great, long pitch that goes up the center of the Sea of Glass wall. Start in a seam that trends slightly left. It opens up in places and you can get some good gear in from time to time. End at a three-bolt belay located just left of a large bush.

Note: I think the Ruckmans goofed in their guide. On the photo topo they've got it right. But I think the description is off. The written description for "Sea of Glass" (5.9+) is actually the description of the route Glasnost. And from what I saw of the cliff, Sea of Glass is 25 feet left of Glasnost and not the other way around.


In the middle of the wall. It's the obvious left-leaning seam-that-turns-into-a-crack that is to the right of the glassiest part of the wall.


Micro nuts, a set of regular nuts, micro cams, regular cams to number 3 Camalot.


Didn't find it that dirty. Fun route. Although I do think it was more like 5.8+. And it is indeed called Sea of Glass. Nov 8, 2012
ddriver   SLC
Don't have the Ruckman guide in front of me, but I did at the route. I think they have it right both on the description and the topo.

I also like moderate runouts but this one didn't really do it for me, though with some cleaning it has potential. I'm rating it 5.7 1-star because I felt like I was just dancing aroung trying to find good rock above so-so gear. Pulled one baseball size hold off about 20' up with only 2 rp's in, so that may have colored my perception.

Bring a wire brush for this one. Jun 20, 2011
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
This thing is barely R-rated, in my opinion. Yeah there are a couple long runouts but the gear you do have is pretty bomber. This is a really cool route. I don't think it gets done very often... There were all sorts of cobwebs on the holds. I gave it three stars because I love moderate runout routes. Your mileage my vary. The 5.9+ to the left looks rad. Next time.

And thanks for whoever it was (I'm guessing James) that put in the bomber anchor. May 28, 2009