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Hot Tub Honey 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, David Larsen & Daina Larsen, 4/90
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Submitted By: Locker on Mar 14, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: "Hot Tub Honey". Photo by Blitzo.

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..........

Protection 

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


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By C Miller
Administrator
Mar 12, 2004
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Mar 13, 2004

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?
By Blitzo
Oct 8, 2006

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.
By Josh Hibbard
From: Los Angeles Area, CA
Mar 27, 2007

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.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jan 11, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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.
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Feb 28, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A little harder than appearances might initially suggest
By Royce Robertson
From: Joshua Tree, California
Apr 18, 2016

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?