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Hollow Man is an enjoyable moderate, which makes a great 195 foot lead. There is still a little bit of lichen, so watch your footing.
P1: Hollow Man starts up mossy ledges just to the left of Handcrack-A-rete. After 25 feet, you climb a great flake system on the left wall which starts out at 1 inch and widens to 4 inches. Clip one bolt on the way to a double bolt anchor. (5.8, 100 feet)
P2: The second pitch heads up the blunt arete with 6 bolts for protection with good position. (5.8, 95 feet)
Rap twice with a 60m rope. You should rap to the second set of anchors on the first rap from the top of the climb.
Hollow Man starts just to the left of Handcrack-A-rete.
Set of cams from 0.5 to a #4 Friend, plus a hand size hex or an extra large hand size cam....
Approaching the "hollow" part. There are anchors j...
At the crux on the bolted section. Above the ledge...
Brenda climbs Hollow Man.
Brenda rappels Hollow Man with a climber on Handcr...
|By Bruce Hildenbrand|
Sep 26, 2010
On September 26, 2010 Dale Haas and I upgraded the two anchors on this climb. At the anchor at the top of pitch 1, we removed the smash links and 1/4" chain, replacing them with quicklinks and 3/8" chain which we equalized. At the anchor on top of pitch 2, we removed the smash links and 1/4" chain, replacing them with quick links and 3/8" chain which we equalized.
This work was funded by the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.
P.S. - if you are rapping from the top of pitch 2 to the anchors at the start of Planetary Pull, be careful if you have a 60m rope as it just reaches.
|By Rich F.|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 30, 2012
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c
Fun route with a whole lot of layback opportunities up the wide but fairly low angle crack. The 2nd pitch bolted face climb has great exposure.