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Routes in The Sponge

Freeloader Friday S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Hollywood Tim S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hueco Pareidolia S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mad Dogs and Englishmen S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Napoleon's Angst S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pumping Harry S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pumping Huecos S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sal's Neurosis S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sponge Problem, The V8 7B
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Description [Suggest Change]

The Sponge is a heavily huecoed, south-facing wall containing one of the area's best routes, [[105865288. It's right off the main trail so audiences are quite common.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

About 15 minutes downstream, just after the 3rd river crossing 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Sponge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 59
Hollywood Tim
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Hueco Pareidolia
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Pumping Harry
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 70
Pumping Huecos
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Freeloader Friday
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hollywood Tim
 59
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hueco Pareidolia
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pumping Harry
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pumping Huecos
 70
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Freeloader Friday
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT
Jason Hundhausen   Bozeman, MT
Beautiful location! Jun 14, 2007
Christian Garland
Talala, OK
Christian Garland   Talala, OK
There are new bridges being built. The log bridge with the handrail is gone. You come to the Sponge after the 5th bridge. Aug 9, 2008

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