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Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.12 1 - 2 3
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Directions to South Side

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
Follow the directions to Rebel Branch Hollow. Then continue to the Sunnyside climbing area on the opposite side of the hollow from the Bruisebrothers Wall. Follow the old logging road past the stone steps that lead to "Machete" and "Weed Eater". Stay on the old logging road (for a couple of minutes) until it passes between a couple of large boulders and drops back down to the creek. About 20-30 yards before the creek look for a very short but steep trail uphill on your left that crosses over a large dead tree. This will quickly connect with another old logging road that contours around and into the northern entrance of Hatton Hollow. The routes will be on your left just above the road. There will probably be several more routes in the future (including a few more bouldery ones). The approach should only take 5-10 minutes from Sunnyside. Stays sunny: South facing (morning sun).Follow the directions to Rebel Branch Hollow. Then continue to the Sunnyside climbing area on the opposite side of the hollow from the Bruisebrothers Wall. Follow the old logging road past the stone steps that lead to "Machete" and "Weed Eater". Stay on the old logging road (for a couple of minutes) until it passes between a couple of large boulders and drops back down to the creek. About 20-30 yards before the creek look for a very short but steep trail uphill on your left that crosses over a large dead tree. This will quickly connect with another old logging road that contours around and into the northern entrance of Hatton Hollow. The routes will be on your left just above the road. There will probably be several more routes in the future (including a few more bouldery ones). The approach should only take 5-10 minutes from Sunnyside. Stays sunny: South facing (morning sun). This wall is on the south side of Hatton Hollow directly across the creek from the Bowling Alley. It can be reached via an old logging road located near the mouth of the hollow. Follow the logging road up and right into the south side of the hollow (if you mistakingly take the logging road that goes up and left to the north side then you will soon be at the heavily pocketed Bowling Alley). Once you reach the cliffline go to the climbers left to locate the routes. The recommended approach is to wade the creek into the entrance of Hatton Hollow.

Wall Sun: Late afternoon



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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture

1

Bouldergeist Sport 5.12a
 
4.00  (3) 25ft  

2

Baraka Trad 5.11b
 
4.00  (1) 25ft  

3

Samsara Sport 5.11
 
4.00  (3) 35ft  

Comments

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J-Rock said on April 10th, 2021
This crag is a great place for those seeking solitude. It is a remote cliff, but easy to access along a scenic creekside trail. Follow the directions to the Bowling Alley, but instead of taking the wooden steps above the switchback, continue along the creek for another 100 feet or so and veer left into Hatton Hollow. Do not take the steep old logging road on your left up to the Bowling Alley. Instead cross the small creek that flows out of Hatton Hollow on your right and continue on a relatively level path to a short hill. From the top of the hill veer left at a grassy area. You will be directly under large cliff with a cave. Follow the cliffline to the right for the South Side routes. These overhanging climbs stay dry in the rain and receive sun in the late afternoon.