Hollywood Bowl

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Sport
Lots of sun!
2 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

Hollywood Bowl is an eye-catching feature and home to Giggleswick North's finest and hardest routes. The super-steep tufa lined cave is a great place for those looking for hard and powerful climbing on rock that, when in condition, remains climbable even in heavy rain. A number of the lines originally stopped short of the final roof but these have now been extended, although the original routes are still recorded separately. To the right of the Hollywood Bowl are a couple of walls and gullies with some useful short sport routes at friendlier grades. The Hollywood Bowl gets little direct sunlight and the seepage can take some time to dry up.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Brink
This well-positioned route follows the clean left flank of the Hollywood Bowl. Start at the tree on the left-hand side of the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4b
2
Sunset Boulevard
The first of the modern routes in the Hollywood Bowl is one of its best. Climb the low tufa and move up left to the edge of the...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
3
Divine Brown
A brilliant line that is prone to dampness in the initial breaks. If the start is damp, starting up Sunset Boulevard gives an...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
4
Accelerator
An amazing line that takes on the full height of the left-hand side of the Bowl. Escalating difficulties up steep ground to the...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
8b+
5
Illywacker
A superb pitch tackling the leaning tufas and steep wall to a lower-off in the middle of the roof. High in the grade.
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
6
Aladdin
Climb Illywacker and continue via a hard sequence that gains better holds and the belay of Hollywood Bowl (page §§§).
 
3 Stars
Strong
8c
7
King of Thieves
From where Aladdin starts to head up to its lower-off, continue along under the lip to join and finish as for The Jordanator...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8c+
8
Whitelock Witchery
Unfortunately the start is dirty and nearly always damp. Move through the blocky roofs to a crux finish.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
7b+
9
Jorjas Connection
Make a steep traverse leftwards along a break from the start of Hollywood Bowl (page §§§) to finish up Illywacker. Finishing...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
7c
10
Hollywood Bowl
An awesome line in and out of the hanging cave. Probably best done in one pitch although a hanging stance is possible at a...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
11
Molly's Bowl
A variation on the initial section of Hollywood Bowl. From a rest before the nasty jam on Hollywood Bowl make a technical...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c
12
Superbowl
The snaking tufa provides an impressive alternative entry pitch into the hanging cave. Finish up Hollywood Bowl.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7c
13
Joe's Spork
Climb Superbowl to the hanging cave. Bridge out to a good hold on Hollywood Bowl and traverse left to a hanging niche. Steep...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7b+
14
Kleptomania
The thin stuck-on tufa provides a butch classic. A crafty knee-bar aids the starting sequence. The old 'chain grab' finish is...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
8a
15
Angel Eyes
The powerful left-hand extension to Kleptomania, moving left over the lip of the roof from the top of the tufa to the cave.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
8b+
16
Tonto
The right-hand extension to Kleptomania. Climb to the jug out right from the belay above the tufa before trending rightwards...
 
3 Stars
8c+
17
The Sound of One Hand Slapping
The blank-looking leaning wall ends at a chain lower-off above which things turn very much harder - see the next route.
 
1 Stars
Strong
7c
18
The Jordanator
The extension of The Sound of One Hand Slapping.
 8b
19
We Come in Fear
This line on the right has hard moves from the word go.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
20
Second's Choice
The right-most line of bolts in the right-hand side of the Hollywood Bowl. Less steep than the rest of the routes here.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
  • Latest Comments

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    Jorjas Connection
    "hi Mark can you stick Anieshas connection on here too, shes 7 and gutted her sis..." 25/Nov

    The Brink
    "Changed from 4b * to VS 4b *, no votes" 18/Nov

    Illywacker
    "Probaby 7c!" 26/May

    Sunset Boulevard
    "Certainly felt worth of 7c to me. Two burly cruxes." 24/May

    Acid Test
    "Direly long reach for the jug below the peg, with next to nothing for your feet...." 22/May

    Sunset Boulevard
    "I reckon if you sit on ledge halfway its 7b+, if you plough on through its 7c." 06/Jun

    Sunset Boulevard
    "So is this route's consensus 7b+? Just wondering as the Northern Limestone and ..." 06/Jun

    Illywacker
    "You slagging off my bolt placements Paul. I did equip it ground-up like the rest..." 20/Apr

    Stunned Mullett
    "A short technical boulder problem really which is easier for the tall. It is pro..." 05/Jun

    Rampage
    "I think the bolts are quite nicely placed. There is nothing random about it" 14/May

    Illywacker
    "dont be a whimp" 12/May

    Kleptomania
    "slightly ironic" 09/May

    Kleptomania
    "Why chop the chain it was done with the chain, if someone doesnt aggree with the..." 08/May

    The Boltergeist
    "Nice" 26/Feb

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