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Hot Rod* VS 4c

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2 pitches. Indy 500's little brother, found on his right. Second pitch is sustained. 4a, 4c.
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Nick Biven - 2014

I can't recommend this in its current state. The start is a veggie slab to a wet corner (I won't complain about this because the guidebook gives fair warning) and then the main crack is really dirty. I expect it would be a nice climb, probably even worthy of the star if it was clean, but I can't imagine it ever getting clean. Any rain will just wash more dirt down from above, regardless of how much traffic it gets. The only disappointment of the trip. It felt pretty stiff for VS 4c (maybe HVS 5a) but maybe that's just because of the condition of the crack - somehow I'm a lot less motivated when I'm not enjoying the climbing.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Emily

Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Ed

Moved off Indy 500 onto this by total accident. Did it in one pitch. Very hard finish with the large off-widthy crack.
khalidq - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/13 with Chris Colebrook

Lead P2, ran out of gear the right size, so abbed down to retrieve the gear from lower in the crack. no falls
arandall - AltLd dog - 01/Sep/13 with Wendy Matthews

led p1
Wendy Watthews - AltLd dog - Sep/13 with arandall

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Sep/12

Ran both pitches together nearly ran out of rope had to belay at the very top of the crack. The second is where it starts getting interesting.
gibsond - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with James Bisset

Led first pitch. Dogged second pitch.
BenLarby - AltLd - 13/Sep/12 with Stu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Kevster - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Will T

Paul Eckton - Lead dog - 09/Sep/12 with steve read

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/12

Holy crap!!!! The 2nd pitch is awesome....ly undergraded, ha ha! Been climbing really well this year, onsighting upto E2, but got completely shut down on this. Ran up every other VS that i tried on the island so i don't know how this is VS 4c. Excellent gear, big cams, but proper steep and hugely sustained. Maybe i had a bad day but got pumped to death on the jams, pulled on 1 bit gear and then had a death struggle all the way to the top. Next up required a hoist as did the 3rd (solid climber at VS)!!!!!!! However this is not to put anyone off, just fair warning, it is superb climbing and would get 3 stars and the plaudits if it sat at Stanage.
Zoomer - AltLd dog - 09/Aug/12 with Baz Whale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12

Rob84 - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/12 with Alex Messenger

I jammed everything... Drew face-climbed and therefore kept his fingers and toes clean!
Joolz - 25/Oct/11 with Dirtbag

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11

Helen Gibson - Lead - 26/Sep/11

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Nancy Jones

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

sammycolon - AltLd - 31/Aug/11

Dizz - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with peter h

SCC led 1st pitch clean whilst I had an epic on the 2nd pitch!! The moves were not difficult, just too steep for me to do in one go!
Leelogs - AltLd dog - 15/Sep/10 with SCC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/10

3 Names - 2nd - 10/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Easy 1st pitch. Dirty & sweaty 2nd pitch crack line which Chris attempted to layback - FAIL.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Dreadlocks Chris

Epic fail!
willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/10 with Alex Thompson

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 24/Sep/09 with Nick Gregory

Ines Pitch 1, me pitch 2. 1st pitch certainly felt a lot easier than 4c and the 2nd pitch felt quite hard for 4c.
JWB - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Ines

Geoffers - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Jeff, Bean

jominator - 2009 with daraghpoynter

Seconded in the rain. Horrible.
net - 2nd - 08/May/08 with Jeb

Second pitch is awesome - lovely steep and sustained hand crack in a great position
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/08 with Stu

erica - 2nd - 15/Sep/06 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/06 with Erica

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Sep/06

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Martin Hore

ferdia - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/05 with Andrew Wielochowski

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/05

led first pitch
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/05 with Bob

Hidden - AltLd dog - 2005

Hidden - AltLd - 2005

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/04

timreynolds - Lead - 25/Aug/04 with Matt Reynolds

Voting
Total votes cast 28
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS0 of 12
easy HVS6 of 12
hard VS6 of 12
VS0 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard HS0 of 12
HS0 of 12
easy HS0 of 12
hard 5a0 of 5
5a1 of 5
easy 5a4 of 5
hard 4c0 of 5
4c0 of 5
easy 4c0 of 5
hard 4b0 of 5
4b0 of 5
easy 4b0 of 5
3 Stars0 of 11
2 Stars7 of 11
1 Star2 of 11
0 Stars1 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead17 of 50 (34.0%)
Followed8 of 50 (16.0%)
Alt Leads21 of 50 (42.0%)
Unknown4 of 50 (8.0%)

'Climbed'19 of 50 (38.0%)
clean O/S22 of 50 (44.0%)
clean β1 of 50 (2.0%)
clean rpt1 of 50 (2.0%)
dogged7 of 50 (14.0%)