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The Sponge

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Hollywood Tim S 
Mad Dogs and Englishmen S 
Napoleon's Angst S 
Pumping Huecos S 
Sal's Neurosis S 
Sponge Problem, The 
Unknown S 

The Sponge 

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Location: 35.82108, -106.53526 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DisturbingThePeace on Sep 26, 2006
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South facing wall containing one of the area's best routes.

From left to right the routes are:
Sal's Neurosis 5.10d (left of the actual sponge)
Napoleon's Angst 5.10b
Pumping Huecos 5.10d
Unknown 5.10+
Mad Dogs and Englishmen 5.10b
Hollywood Tim 5.9+

Getting There 

About 20 minutes downstream, after the 4th wooden bridge, you'll come to the Sponge. It is on the north (right) side of the creek, and has a large alcove with most climbs on the Sponge just to the right of this alcove. The F.S. has moved and replaced some of the bridges in recent years.

Climbing Season

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sponge:
Hollywood Tim   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Pumping Huecos   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Sponge
Mike Wheat in excellent form on <em>Pumpin Huecos</em> on a perfect day in the Jemez. July 12, 2008.

Pumping Huecos 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : The Sponge
Head up a slab to a high first bolt. Then clip another bolt and pull the first overhang. Get a rest and pull the final overhang to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 14, 2007

Beautiful location!

By Christian Garland
From: Talala, OK
Aug 9, 2008

There are new bridges being built. The log bridge with the handrail is gone. You come to the Sponge after the 5th bridge.