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Strongman's Cooldown  

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Stephen Hittner
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Stephen H on May 11, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Photo of Strongman's Cooldown.


I'm calling this climb the strongman's cooldown because the climb is just to the left of the hardest climbs at the Hollow. Most strongmen who climb those routes probably would never bother with this climb--or they soloed it as down climb or access route.
I'm putting it up because I think it's a good easy climb and trad lead. I never noticed this climb before this spring and when I saw it I grabbed some gear and climbed it on the spot. In its current state its more of an adventure climb then a beginning climber would like--its dirty and there are some weak rocks. I'm hoping to get it some more traffic and clean it up a bit. It was a fun easy climb with some nice dihedral moves and no real crux (consensus from three climbers was 5.5-5.6).


This is the furthest (climbers) left climb in the Hollow. It is on Zig Zag crack wall and left of Booze Pig. It is slightly uphill from the base of climbs like Zig Zag crack and starts in a hand crack.


This climb takes gear well. I used mostly nuts, hexas, and tri cams.
I went back a couple yards to some trees for the anchor--2 or 3 trees to work with.

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