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Swallow Hole - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Sport)
6 bolts, plus 2 bolt chain anchor 3 1/2" 5 piece Powers Bolts w/ Fixe bolt hangers
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


Follow the main trail into the grotto towards the Main Wall. Make a right turn towards the route named Right Field. Ascend a short poison oak choked path upwards as to setup a TR for Right Field. The route is directly behind or North of Right Field in the North Grotto. Ascend this slightly overhanging route via a shallow line of weakness upwards past 6 bolts. As with most route at the Shredding, you may encounter the occasional swallow attempting to fly in or out of the larger holes on this route, thus it's namesake. No nesting was observed at the time the route was established.

Descent Options:

TR accessible by scrambling left around the North Grotto. Either descend via chain anchor on 2 bolts or scramble off the top.

Submitted by: Flyboy109 on 2014-05-26
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Route ID: 115130

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: Flyboy109 on 2014-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A nice addition to The Shredding

A little off the beaten path for the regulars, but something new to challenge a newer leader. This route closes the gap between The Shredding's easier routes and hard overhanging stuff on the Main Wall.

Added: 2014-05-26