Hole in the Wall Canyon Rock Climbing
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Hole in the Wall Canyon is a good hour's venture from Steamboat, but well worth it. This area has some sport and mixed routes, with many established and potential trad routes. Many climbs in this area are more than one pitch. There are also many good places to camp along the way.
Once on Seedhouse Road (see Seedhouse Crag driving directions for how to get to Seedhouse Rd.) drive 9 miles to NF-431, now known as trail 1189. Walk around the gate and follow the trail for 20-30 minutes until you see the huge climbing oasis on the left. After crossing a small log bridge stay left and jump onto a trail the that leads into the heart of the canyon.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hole in the Wall Canyon
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Featured Route For Hole in the Wall Canyon
Thread the Needle 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CO
: Steamboat Springs
: ... : The Needle
An awesome finger crack and fun chimney moves with a great top out.P1: Start at the base of The Needle and climb into the gully between Stump Buttress and The Needle. Belay at the base of the finger crack on the right side of the hallway (5.4).P2: The business. Climb the finger crack to two bolts. Don't forget that back wall! (5.10+).P3: Climb the chimney and use the thin seem for pro. Climb around the block at the top then follow the gully (careful of loose rock!) until you can gain the protect...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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Shayd enjoying some nice clean rock, The Needle-20...
These are the full lines on the Shield.
FFA by Dr. Dan of MPO (Mo's Pissed Off), 12a/b, AK...