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Routes in Hodgepodge Rock - North Face

Hodgepodge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Hot Tub Honey T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ligamentor Seconds in Vans T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Morning Star T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
My Wife is an Alien T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Louie Anderson, David Larsen & Daina Larsen, 4/90
Page Views: 613 total, 4/month
Shared By: Locker on Mar 13, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route starts to the far right of Hodgepodge 5.4. It is a short,not very fun route and the way off is a short rap off of two bolts above another bolted job on the other side. It was in the shade in early afternoon so it was cooler. The two routes behind it (Names ukn to me) are much more fun. So in a small area there can be a good warm up and such. Good bolts! three bolts..........

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3 bolts, pro for anchors up top (Medium cams)

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Royce Robertson
Joshua Tree, California
Royce Robertson   Joshua Tree, California
Maybe it was just me and the guys with me, but the opening move/crux on this was tough for the grade. Who am I to say though as a total noob? Apr 18, 2016
Adam Stackhouse

  5.8+
Adam Stackhouse    
  5.8+
A little harder than appearances might initially suggest Feb 28, 2011
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.8
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.8
Not one of Louie's best, but fun. I've done this climb many times and agreed with Josh that the action is passing the 1st two bolts. It takes a lot longer to walk off than to climb the route. Jan 11, 2011
Josh Hibbard
Los Angeles Area, CA
 
Josh Hibbard   Los Angeles Area, CA
 
I really enjoyed this climb and have done it twice. Getting past the first two bolts was fun. The rest isn't much, but worth doing if you are in the area. Mar 27, 2007
Blitzo
 
Blitzo  
 
You know nothing, locker! That's your claim to fame, right?
I thought it was hard for 5.8, but maybe I missed something. I do that a lot! I guess it's worth doing. Oct 8, 2006
Locker
Yucca Valley, CA
 
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
 
I agree that it was kind of fun. It did not deserve a star in my book. But to use no star is to classify it as a bomb which it was not. Just a suggestion.....perhaps a rating from a Bomb, to no star, then stars??? Hell what do I know? Mar 13, 2004
C Miller
CA
  5.8
C Miller   CA  
  5.8
I seem to recall this route being kinda fun - not exactly great but not a bomb (a broader star system would help in this case).

It may be possible to rap off a nearby route, but an easy downclimb exists as well. Scramble/downclimb the obvious break on the left side of the formation about 40' left of Hodgepodge. Mar 12, 2004