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Routes in Hammer Wall & The Keyhole

Corner, The T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Darkest Hour T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hammer Case T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Hammer Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hammer Crack Variation T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hammer Master T,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hard Times T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Insect Parts T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Keyhole Chimney T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Meat Hammer TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Nonconformist T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Prosperity TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Stettner's Overhang T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sunken Slab TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Top Shelf TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: Stettner
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Shared By: Tradiban on Aug 4, 2009
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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Description

Typical DL 5.6, can be strenuous and devious.

Location

Start below the right side of the ceiling. Staying in the crack is harder. Climb past the ceiling and follow the crack to the south platform.
Getting down might be interesting, climb to the top of buttress and up a small gully to a gully you can down climb to the SW.

Protection

DL Style.

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Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
 
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
 
We stayed pretty completely out of the crack at the crux, except for handholds.

Horizontal crack on the right at the crux took a decent pink tricam. Got a #5 C4 above. Oct 5, 2011
Tradiban  
 
A very interesting route that is over too soon. The only gear I got was some small wires in a horizontal seam on the left. Continuing to the top to Keyhole is recommended. Rapped off a tree to get down. I think only a Big Bro would have been wide enough to help in the crack. Nov 11, 2010
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
 
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
 
It helps to have a little off-width technique for this one, but the key to keeping this 5.6 is to not get too sucked into the wide crack.

Gear could be a #10 and #11 hex and a long sling around a chockstone, or the #4, #5, and #6 BD Camalots. There is an old horizontal knifeblade to your right once you are past the crux, but it is in a position that would break your carabiner if you fell on it.

It's fun to continue on up the lower-angled buttress above the South Platform (which is the top of Stettner's) and then up "Nonconformist" (bold 5.7) or the "Keyhole Chimney" (5.4, another piece of wide gear would be handy) to the top of the Keyhole and a pinnacle-like perch. Jul 19, 2010