Jim Holloway


Quick Info

Nationality: US
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8A+

References

[1] Interview with Climbing.com, July 2007 https://www.climbing.com/news/the-complete-jim-holloway-interview/

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8A+

References

[1] Interview with Climbing.com, July 2007 https://www.climbing.com/news/the-complete-jim-holloway-interview/

Contributors: remus

Pics + Vids

Trice (8A+, FA)
Added at 18:05 on 20 May 2024

Ascents

2 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
1975 Trice 8A+ Boulder | worked 1975
First ascent.

Trice I’ve heard called several things over the years. Chris Jones started calling it Another Holloway Route or AHR, and someone else started calling it another “Hell” route. I just called it Trice. When we first took notice to that line we were bouldering up there, his name was… he had a friend called the big D — David something — he had the strongest fingers and I remember him putting his hands on the beginning undercling holds of the problem, and I remember saying, “Now pull up”, thinking no one could ever lift off these hold. But he did! I got inspired and started working on the thing from that start. I remember you start under the bulge on an undercling, made a big move to a three-finger pocket with the right hand, bring the left up to a small hold and jump for the lip. There are no footholds. Again I had an open-handed technique down, and you can’t crimp on the pocket, so it suited me well. [1]

References

[1] https://www.climbing.com/news/the-complete-jim-holloway-interview/

Meathook 8A Boulder | worked 1975
First ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Trice 8A+ Boulder | worked 1975
First ascent.

Trice I’ve heard called several things over the years. Chris Jones started calling it Another Holloway Route or AHR, and someone else started calling it another “Hell” route. I just called it Trice. When we first took notice to that line we were bouldering up there, his name was… he had a friend called the big D — David something — he had the strongest fingers and I remember him putting his hands on the beginning undercling holds of the problem, and I remember saying, “Now pull up”, thinking no one could ever lift off these hold. But he did! I got inspired and started working on the thing from that start. I remember you start under the bulge on an undercling, made a big move to a three-finger pocket with the right hand, bring the left up to a small hold and jump for the lip. There are no footholds. Again I had an open-handed technique down, and you can’t crimp on the pocket, so it suited me well. [1]

References

[1] https://www.climbing.com/news/the-complete-jim-holloway-interview/

Meathook 8A Boulder | worked 1975
First ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade