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Hole in the Wall Canyon 


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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


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14 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hole in the Wall Canyon:
The Needle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Needle
Stemming the Sheathe   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Shield of the Titans
Blood of a Dead Hero   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Shield of the Titans
Bad Blood   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Wall Mart
Name Unknown   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Shield of the Titans
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Featured Route For Hole in the Wall Canyon
The classic route up The Needle.

The Needle 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : The Needle
This is the classic line up The Needle. Cruiser climbing and airy exposure make this a great first multi-pitch trad lead or follow, not to mention a fun rappel.P1: Start at the base of the Needle. Stay left and follow blocky features that offer good pro to a small roof. This roof offers good pro and a fun move, but can also be circumvented. Belay 25 to 40 feet below the big roof (5.7). P2: Either climb the well-protected roof (5.8) or go around right to the southeast side of The Needle (5.7). En...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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