Hole in the Wall
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|Page Views:||97 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||david goldstein on Aug 5, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionA pretty good trad pitch whose semi-vegetated nature indicates it doesn't get much traffic. Despite what the guidebook might say, it's actually pretty well protected. It follows a series of cracks; at the top there are several to choose from and it wasn't clear to me which belonged to the route proper.
Climb continuously challenging moves for about 25'; this is the crux and has good gear in a variety of sizes, but a couple of the placements may not be straightforward. Continue more easily up the most obvious line on lower angle ground for another 25' until the angle steepens and you encounter a tricky move. Pull past this and go up another 10' to the start of another hard section; at this point there three parallel, vertical cracks within a span of about 8' the center of which seemed to be the most obvious way but on close inspection seemed to be unduly difficult, so I took the right one. Anchors soon followed. Rap 100' to the ground -- if you are cleaning the route on rap, a 60m cord barely makes it.
LocationDouble nuts to #3 Camalot. I placed two #2 Camalot sized pieces in the crux pods near the bottom.
ProtectionOn the same wall as The Apprentice, but at the other (upper/north) end, HITW starts about 10' right of the chimney formed by the end of the wall, at a discontinuous, poddy, finger crack.
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