Type: Trad, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: Derek Field, Craig Blankenship (2016)
Page Views: 1,244 total · 18/month
Shared By: Derek Field on Dec 11, 2016
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman

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Description

Aeolian Hollow climbs a chimney feature through a layer of incredibly cross-bedded sandstone to a delightful perch above Boynton Canyon. There is a fantastic view of multi-storey cliff dwellings from the top. Pair this with Sinagua Spire for a swell afternoon.

Start at the saddle, working your way up the varied crack system on loose ledgy mudstone. Jam through a handcrack and huddle into the depths of the hollow. Climb up and out through the featured offwidth roof (crux). Continue up the fun easy groove tube to a two-bolt anchor on the left pillar with a luxurious bench seat.

Rappel 100 feet from chains.

FYI: This formation is actually a small detached pillar - not a spire, per se, but an independent summit nonetheless. On the ground-up first ascent, I led the short second pitch to the summit. It was a fun 5.8 ish face sequence with sparse pro, on the left side of the arete. I didn't leave an anchor and elected to downclimb the pitch.

Location

See area page for approach directions, then follow a faint game trail up to the saddle on the uphill (east) side of Sinagua Spire. This is the obvious west-facing chimney feature rising directly above the saddle.

Protection

Single rack to 5"
  • 2x #4 camalot recommended
  • optional 6" piece protects final easy section

Single 60m rope

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