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Wallow In The Hollow  

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
Season: Spring, Fall
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Submitted By: Echoinfi on Jun 14, 2009

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The obvious crack


The obvious steep classic crack on the climbers right hand side of the cliff on the first real piece of climbable real-estate that you come upon during the approach. The crack takes excellent gear and the rock quality is excellent. The route consists of two small boulder problems separated by a huge horizontal crack rest. The first boulder problem has a left hand crimp and small feet. The upper and harder crux has two opposing gastons.

The route does suffer from seepage at the top.The rock ramp on the left is "off" for the feet.

There is also an excellent variation which starts on top of the ramp and follows the obvious crack into the top boulder problem of Wallow in the Hallow. It starts on a cool pinch and left gaston to gain the horizontal then do the crux of Wallow. This is probably 5.12a and its a good way to dial in the top crux.


climbers right hand side of the cliff.


Small and medium cams on lead, more popular as a top rope (trees).

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By guy bon
Mar 30, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Feels like two V4-5 boulder problems separated by an ok rest. 5.12+.
By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Dec 7, 2012

Was Chuck Boyd the FA on this one?
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Dec 7, 2012

I'm pretty sure it was Whitey (John) MacLean but that might have been the TR and not the lead.
By Echoinfi
Mar 7, 2013

Whitey said he never led it. One of the best cracks in CT. Pretty nails too.
By Kevin Johnson
Apr 25, 2017
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

To me the upper crux felt much easier than the lower. The upper crux was not as powerful, although knowing how to jam a flared 1 inch crack might help. Cool sequence of moves. Although the route is short, it is worth the visit. The crack seeps after a rain.

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