• Holly


    Holly moved to the Bay Area back in 2007 fresh out of college, for my first ever ‘real’ job working as an Industrial Designer. She was living in an apartment that was a cockroach infested dungeon located a couple blocks from Berkeley Ironworks. She walked into the gym one day to avoid my apartment for said reasons and her world exploded! She was hooked! After that, all her free time was spent climbing, traveling to climb, planning out new stuff to climb, climb, climb, CLIMB! After moving to sunny LA in 2015, she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Holly also surfs, loves unreasonable adventure goals and once performed a roller dance to Rhythm of the Night. Go on, ask her about it.

  • Kevin

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    While most people climb for sport, Kevin climbs to maintain his complicated relationship with all-you-can-eat sushi buffets. When he’s not climbing, he can often be found practicing the piano, playing Super Smash Bros, or looking for the best ice cream in town. His ultimate goal is to become a Pokémon master.

  • Nick

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    Nick grew up in the Raisin Capital of the world, and has lived up and down California ever since he graduated high school. He’s never been able to settle in one spot, until he moved to LA in April 2016. The culturally diverse and seemingly never-ending jungle that is the LA county is so intriguing to him, his thirst for adventure continues to flourish. When he’s not at the front desk or coaching in the gym, you can find him on public transportation, probably on his way to work or to climb something.

  • Justin

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    Justin is an Army brat who lived in six states and two countries by the time he was 13. While living overseas, he won a tour through a famous chocolate factory and later sued the candy maker after he turned Justin’s toes into gummy bears. Please don’t ask him to show you his delicious-tasting feet. Justin’s favorite things include: beer, burritos, and breakfast. Oh yeah, and climbing!

  • Mario

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    I won’t say a hero, ’cause what’s a hero? But there’s a man. Sometimes there’s a man who, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there, and that’s Mario, in Los Angeles. Mario Guillen, born and raised in the Land Of Enchantment. Professional guitar builder and avid woodworker. Loves climbing rocks, camping, and a good whiskey.
  • Sydney

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    Sydney escaped the Midwest but wasn’t able to escape the Midwestern accent. Ahhsk her about it. She’s a lover of all things outdoors: hiking, climbing, camping, diving, sitting around a campfire-ing, etc. She’s currently working on her MFA in Film Production at Loyola Marymount University and has found the gym to be a heavenly oasis compared to the disorganized chaos of film school. Her role model is Freddie Mercury, and her favorite candy is Milk Duds.

  • Amelia

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    Amelia holds her B.S. in Kinesiology and is a certified group fitness instructor. At HoBo, you might find her coaching the recreation team, instructing a climbing clinic, or running the women’s climbing night, She Rocks. When she’s not climbing rocks or exploring a new outdoor area, Amelia enjoys testing new recipes and working in her garden. Her life motto is, “Next Adventure!” Be sure to tell her your favorite place to explore the next time you see her.

  • Andres

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    Andrés discovered climbing in 2013 when a friend introduced him to the sport via the climbing club in college. He quickly caught the bug climbing at the Red River Gorge and camping at Miguel’s Pizza in Kentucky on the weekends. He went onto to coach the climbing club and work as a Hiking and Climbing Instructor in the Adirondacks for a summer. Later, he served as Youth Mentor for Triple C (Climbing, Camping, & Cameras), a non-profit dedicated to teaching climbing, camping, ecology, nutrition, and nature photography to low-income youth. In March of 2018, Andrés moved to Los Angeles and found his home at Hollywood Boulders. Apart from climbing and hiking, his is passions include social justice, photography, and making his family’s Colombian empanadas for friends.