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Routes in West Wall Outer (Buckets to Burbank Area)

Buckets to Burbank T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Hanging Hungover TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Holds to Hollywood T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Knob Cheese T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
La Bella Katchina T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ledges to Lawndale T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Pullups to Pasadena T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Todd Swain & Paul Trapani, March 1985
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Shared By: Aaron Hobson on Feb 26, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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While short, this route offers a relaxing and variable line up the West face of the west Hall of Horrors wall. It is just left of Ledges to Lawndale on the highly featured wall, and offers a great view of King Dome and the expansive valley. The climbing is on a jigsaw puzzle of patina cracks allowing for creativity in placing pro and in choosing a line up the route.

Walk off to the north with easy scrambling.


Wires and a few small to mid-size cams is more than enough. For the anchor there is a single bolt which can be backed up with a hex or large cam.


Royce Robertson
Joshua Tree, California
Royce Robertson   Joshua Tree, California
A good friend (Will) and I figured out how to make this route more interesting. When on the 5.8 to the right he jokingly asked some fellow climbers "would you be impressed if I climbed this with a beer in my hand?". At sunset before leaving I suggested we do exactly that on this easy route. Beer climbing was born! Climbed one handed with a beer in hand (that hand and arm not allowed to ever touch the rock - switching hands possible only while neither part of that hand/arm touches). We deemed it our first "B4"! A word to the wise - climbing while intoxicated isn't necessarily advisable no matter the skill level and if you do, be smart and do it on TR with a sober belayer. Also, don't bring glass into the park (just don't, seriously) and let's keep things pristine. This is our new favorite sport (or this all just a joke - you decide). Looking to do some more B5's, 6's, and 7's to push the grade ;-)
Update: ABCA (American Beer Climbing Association) formed and first B6 (… and…)! May 8, 2016
Eric Holden
Temecula, CA
Eric Holden   Temecula, CA
Seemed way easier then a 5.4, but eh. Big holds, nothing really to say about it, except do it for another one of those ticks... Mar 4, 2013
Jon Leicht  
not worth uncoiling the rope, if you are looking for a warm up do Buckets to Burbank. Hollywood should be reserved for climbing beginners. Gave it one star as it is a perfect climb for bringing out your newbie tag-a-longs, but would get a bomb for anyone who can climb over 5.7 Mar 5, 2007
Portland, OR
Obi   Portland, OR
Really not worth doing unless you're trying to set up easy TRs for beginners. Walk up is cake, and the other three easy/moderate routes (Buckets to Burbank, Ledges to Lawndale, Pullups to Pasadena) are right next to it with the anchors equally easy to access and set up. Gets sun in the afternoon. Feb 25, 2006
Its an alright climb for a begginer to warm up on... Not the best for a first time climb for younger climbers.. its kinda weird for a 5.4, So definatly not reccomended for new climbers.. Oct 3, 2004
Hard to believe that this is even a route, we third classed this as it's a waste of time to uncoil the rope for this one. Oct 1, 2004