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Routes in The Coliseum
|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|
|Type:||Trad, 170 ft|
|FA:||Bob Jasperson, Sergio Poyares, Alex Tinsley, 2002|
|Page Views:||1,229 total, 12/month|
|Shared By:||Ivan Rezucha on Aug 20, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionVrainavore is a sustained gnarly crack climb on the right side of the Hollow Man dihedral. There are several hard sections with no particular crux. The Gillett guide shows the crux at the overlap near the top, but that didn't seem any harder than below, and perhaps more straightforward. Gear is excellent with perhaps only a little funk near the bottom where you enter the crack. Halfway up you can move right to the Handcrack-a-rete anchors for a rest or belay, or a few feet higher for gear. You could, at this point, continue up the arete to the ceiling to avoid the difficult upper corner.
LocationOn the right side of The Coliseum is a mossy obvious corner that is visible from the road. Four climbs start from here: Hollow Man is the crack on the left; Planetary Pull is the first crack on the right starting halfway up; Vrainavore 10a is the main crack system on the right. Handcrack-a-rete is the crack system just right of the arete.
To descend, you can rap either the left or right side of the arete in two single-rope rappels. The right side has some rope hazards. The knots on both ends of our rope got stuck in the block at the tree at the base of P2 of Lost in Time.