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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 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 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
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Cam Burns
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Shared By: Jason Halladay on Nov 19, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

A fun route on the Sponge. Fun climbing on good holds make this a nice warm-up for the other routes on the Sponge. Named for Tim Rutherford, a very fun LA 1980s guy who often wore white leather shoes (thus the Hollywood reference courtesy of Mike Schillaci).

Location

The right-most route on The Sponge. An obvious tramped out area marks the start.

Protection

6 bolts to two spring loaded Fixe sport anchors.

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Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT
  5.9+
Jason Hundhausen   Bozeman, MT
  5.9+
Very nice route! Tricky crux if you don't know where to look...
Was up there this past weekend and found that somebody replaced the anchors with nice, new springer hangers (thanks!). It's been awhile, but it appears that somebody also added a bolt to the lower section of this route. Jun 14, 2007
JoshuaJones Jones
Albuquerque
JoshuaJones Jones   Albuquerque
I left 2 draws on the route sometime in July. If you found them I would like them back if possible. We had to bail during storm:( Aug 16, 2012
skelldify  
 
The bolt just below the crux, when you get on the arete, is questionable. I don't remember what the issue was, I just remember thinking "I probably shouldn't fall on this." Mar 18, 2015
Rika J.
Albuquerque, NM
Rika J.   Albuquerque, NM
This is pretty standard for my experience of Jemez crags (except Cattle Call Wall), but if you're short, the grade may feel a little stiff. I'm 5'6" with short arms and definitely felt like there was a move or two of .10a. Although that may be because the bolt is below your feet when you're making the crux moves. May 27, 2017
Tony B
  5.9+
Tony B  
  5.9+
Just an FYI- the right cold-shut is a bit worn and the washer under the nut on the left cold shut is pretty mangled. Apr 17, 2018

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