Type: Boulder, Alpine, 11 ft
FA: Bennett Scott, 2003
Page Views: 736 total · 6/month
Shared By: Chip Phillips on Aug 8, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Most of these boulders are within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, regulated & patrolled by the US. Details


Today's Hollow Deception is quite different than the original Hollow Deception, as the namesake "hollow" and sharp crimp finally broke for good in 2008. Instead of a face climb with a long reach/toss from the "hollow" hold, the problem now more or less is as an arete climb with long reaches. Begin from a crouching start on the left side of the overhanging face and ascend the left arete/face.

This problem used to have a ~V9 sit start beginning on the large flake down and to the left, but I'm not sure it's been done like that since the namesake hold broke. Let me know if you have info regarding this issue.


Hollow Deception is located just off the footpath halfway between the Pink Fink Boulder and the Seurat Boulder. Two smallish boulders sit almost side-by-side here, the first being home to Hollow Deception and the second being home to Chocolate Croissant. Hollow Deception ascends the left side of the first boulder.


A couple Organics to save your feet from the rocky landing.


Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
I FA'd this problem, Chip.

Ben Nov 3, 2009
Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
Thank you sir, I should have known ... =)

Any insights regarding the status of this problem, as discussed above? Nov 3, 2009