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Freeloader Friday S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
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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: 807 total · 6/month
Shared By: George Perkins on Sep 16, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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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.


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


4-6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor


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
Sergey A.  
It is not fun to finish the route and realize there's no anchors... Aug 31, 2014
Owen Summerscales
Los Alamos, NM
Owen Summerscales   Los Alamos, NM
This route now has anchors courtesy of Luke Laeser.

It's also a very worthy climb! Do it! Oct 7, 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
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
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

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