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Mormon Hollow
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Original Sin 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mike Lyle
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Submitted By: kurthicks on Apr 6, 2009
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This excellent face climb is the first route to the right of the stone staircase. It is best identified by a lone bolt (the "original sin" at the Hollow) about 15' up. Saunter up a right trending ramp (easier) or boulder in from the right (harder) to the bolt. Climb the face above past a punchy crux into fun reaches between horizontals (gear in each horizontal crack). Continue to the bolted rap station at the top.


One quickdraw and a single set of cams from 0.2" - 1".

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By ward smith
May 19, 2010

FA was by Mike Lyle, ground up, in the late '80s.

By John Richardson
From: Greenfield, Ma
Jun 17, 2011

The first time I led this route I got my finger stuck in a low undercling while making the 'long reach' between horizontals - pretty scary moment as I thought I was going to take a leader fall with my finger facing up - stuck in a crack... managed to wiggle it free and stick the move! Stellar climb - do the harder start to the right - way more badass, and don't get into a finger lock you can't get out of lol!

By Jay Shultis
From: Blacksburg VA
Sep 7, 2011

Very nice climb and not too hard for the grade, great pro. Excellent moves seperated by a couple decent stances for placements.