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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 Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.82164, -106.53818 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

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Sponge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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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.

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