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Hole in the Wall  

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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 Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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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Dragonslayer and Transgression, as seen from the a...

Dragonslayer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : South Platte : ... : Hole in the Wall
This is a long route that diagonals through three sections of hard climbing. Rain kept us off the third crux but also revealed a good way to do this route at 5.11c: after the second crux, climb the easy hand-size crack to the right and then reach right to the anchors on Holey Joe; this flows well and allows the 5.11 climber to climb the brilliant first 80 feet of the route. ...[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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