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Hollywood & Vine 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 270', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Gary Cole, Raymond Jacquot '60
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 7, 2002

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This climb has one of the more interesting pitches at the tower. The first pitch is essentially an approach pitch, but still fun (5.5). The second pitch is a long seam that is a full rope length. This originally was only possible as an aid climb, but as people kept putting larger pitons in old pin scars, the seam widened up enough to jam two fingers in each slot. Pins are no longer used, and this is currently a free climb. For the third pitch, climb a short 5.4 section to the meadows.

This route is pretty easy to find. Follow the South Face approach, passing the ladder near Bon Homme. Slightly past this point is a column separated from the tower with a bolted line up it (Roach Addition, 5.7). Start just right of this rock for the 5.5 pitch.


Nuts, Aliens, TCU's, tricams - anything for finger size on the second pitch. Standard Rack for first pitch.

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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 4, 2004

This route is very low angle... Almost a face climb. A must do route. Beautiful stemming and finger crack with face holds. One of the best 5.10s in the USA. Get out and do it!
By Anonymous Coward
Nov 6, 2004

Multiple #3, #4 & #5 Rocks are useful for this route.No need for anything over a .75 Camalot.
By John Gunnels
From: Gillette, WY
Apr 9, 2006
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Steve Gardiner's guide says "lieback off pin scars". As I remember, stemming is the way to go. BEAUTIFUL ROUTE!!
By Sean Nelb
From: Indian Creek
Feb 28, 2012

Both pitches can be linked together with a 70 m rope.
By Jeff McLeod
Nov 1, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This pitch is full-value and badass as hell, a quintessential Tower experience. In-your-face climbing on finger locks and thin face holds with just enough rests to give you time to take it all in. There is even a mono-lock in there! Wow!

It protects well with finger and fat-finger sized pieces. Like 0.2-0.75 camalots. I placed an RP or two in there as well, so take those and the usual rack of stoppers.

The approach pitch is certainly harder than 5.5, stemming and wide jams. I can't recommend linking this with the pitch above - your belayer would not be able to see you at all, and the stance atop p1 is spacious and comfy.

You can rap this route in two raps with a 70m rope if you use the anchors on Solar Eclipse (arete to climber's right) halfway down.
By Adam Block
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 18, 2017
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Using Roach Addiction's first two bolts then a fun 5.8 move into the stembox is a fun way to linkup a full 70M pitch. Be sure to extend your low pieces well and enjoy! C3s and medium nuts are your best friends on this! One 70M will get you down from top of P2. Aim RIGHT for Soler Eclipse's Chains.

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