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Holds to Hollywood 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Todd Swain & Paul Trapani, March 1985
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Feb 27, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: "Holds to Hollywood". Photo by Blitzo.


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.

Photos of Holds to Hollywood Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Our first one handed 5.4 (B4 ;-)
Our first one handed 5.4 (B4 ;-)
Rock Climbing Photo: Liz bundled up against the high winds
Liz bundled up against the high winds

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By Infernal Doom Fanatic
Oct 1, 2004
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

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.
By jacob
Oct 3, 2004
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

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..
By Obi
From: Portland, OR
Feb 25, 2006
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

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.
By Jon Leicht
Mar 5, 2007

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
By Eric Holden
From: Temecula, CA
Mar 4, 2013
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

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...
By Royce Robertson
From: Joshua Tree, California
May 8, 2016

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!

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