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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 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 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, 65 ft
FA: "Harry P. Ness" (Ben Hatcher?)
Page Views: 775 total, 6/month
Shared By: George Perkins on Sep 16, 2007
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Follow the huecos up the black streak right of Pumping Huecos. Interesting moves with big pockets lead through a fun steep section; this part is reminiscent of similar parts of Pumping Huecos and Hollywood Tim. A well-protected thin move follows the steep part. Once over the thin move at the bulge, clip the anchors just above the bulge.

Location

This climb begins 10' right of Pumping Huecos, following bolts up a black streak.

Protection

4-6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor

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Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.10d
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.10d
Note I changed the name of this route here from "Unknown" to "Pumping Harry" based on a suggestion from a couple climbers. The name is derived from the route's proximity to the classic "Pumping Huecos" and the crass pseudonym used by the FA as his/her MP username.
If the FA will supply a better route name, we'll update it here. Oct 26, 2016
George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
 
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
 
Harry: I'd be happy to update this page with the real name if you let me know what it is. I didn't add the cutesy name posted above, btw, but "unknown" isn't that great a name either. I don't have any qualms about a "real name" being used, even if not from the FA. Oct 26, 2016
Owen Summerscales
Los Alamos, NM
  5.11a
Owen Summerscales   Los Alamos, NM
  5.11a
This route now has anchors courtesy of Luke Laeser.

It's also a very worthy climb! Do it! Oct 7, 2016
Sergey A.  
 
It is not fun to finish the route and realize there's no anchors... Aug 31, 2014
when I set up this route the idea was always to go to the achors of maddogs and englishmen. I just ran out of regular hangers, if anyone wants to change out the hanger be my guest. Apr 26, 2011