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Hole in the Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Dougald MacDonald on Sep 1, 2008
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The north-facing crag in the gully to the right of Crag Ranch is stacked with 5.10 to low 5.12 routes, many of which require some gear. The dark rock and mossy sections likely put off a lot of climbers, but don't be fooled. The cracks and face holds are clean—at least on the well-traveled routes—and the climbing is excellent. All-day shade makes for a great escape on hot days.

Getting There 

Climb up the steep gully right of Crag Ranch.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hole in the Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hole in the Wall:
The Apprentice   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Protege   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dragonslayer   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Hole in the Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Protege and Poacer, as seen from the Alcove.

Protege 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CO : South Platte : ... : Hole in the Wall
Thin crimping and technical foot work up a dead vertical wall. This route is safe, but the insecure moves and stances give it a spooky feel.The hardest climbing is in the first 35 feet, after which the climbing drops into the 10+ to 11- range. Fun all the way to the anchors.To find Protege, look at the north-facing wall across from the red tower. The wall breaks into two distinct panels. The left panel is full of cracks and offers many trad climbs, as well as a couple of sport routes. The r...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By slim
Aug 29, 2011
I have to admit, when we got to the base of this wall and looked up at the vertical moss carpet, my first thought was that the guidebook author must have been hitting the electric Koolaid pretty hard when he was doling out the stars. However, it quickly became apparent that there is really good climbing on this wall. Nice variety in the 10 to 12 range, some sport, some gear, some mixed. The rock is ultra-featured, almost to the point that it feels kind of weird to tug on granite this way.

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