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Holladay-Ludwig 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Holladay-Ludwig
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Submitted By: Matthias Holladay on Nov 26, 2007  with updates from Evan Wisheropp

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Sweet top out

Description 

Follow easy ledges up L then back R to top, gets good sun, runout-bolted on lead.

Location 

Furthest L on face.

Protection 

very old short bolts


Photos of Holladay-Ludwig Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sierra topping out at the melons
Sierra topping out at the melons
Rock Climbing Photo: The incredible and steep top out to the Holladay-L...
The incredible and steep top out to the Holladay-L...
Rock Climbing Photo: Holladay-Ludwig in the distance...
Holladay-Ludwig in the distance...
Rock Climbing Photo: Morgan at the second bolt. Crux is approaching the...
Morgan at the second bolt. Crux is approaching the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Morgan traversing left towards the second bolt.
Morgan traversing left towards the second bolt.

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By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Jul 9, 2015

I don't recall exactly, but I put only two? or was three? bolts on this route...were they replaced as well? I drilled from widely-spaced, but good stances.
By Evan Wisheropp
Jul 25, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

Matthias, I scouted it today, the bolts are indeed pretty sketchy. I would love to see this one rebolted, and with your permission perhaps one or two extra bolts. I played with the moves and it would be quite exciting to follow above that arête.
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Jul 27, 2015

Go for it!
By Evan Wisheropp
Aug 30, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R

Led this one today with Morgan Ingraham and Tom Ogden. What an adventure!
The climbing snakes left and right over tiny hidden ledges and suprisingly solid rock. If you touch anything loose or hollow, you're off route. The climbing is wildly exposed as you traverse over the roof of the west face, and the very old short bolts don't inspire any confidence. The route has three bolts old enough and spaced enough to keep you VERY awake.

To start, clip the first two bolts of Blowhole and move left to the first bolt, then move right on ledges and back left again on more ledges. The physical and mental crux is arriving at the third bolt. On lead it felt like 5.8 until I realized I missed a hold. The most exciting moves are finishing up the arête after the last bolt.

Classic! Can't wait to see new bolts on it!
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Sep 4, 2015

It was so nice to see these fotografs today! Thanks Evan, for posting!

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