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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, 50 ft
FA: Owen Summerscales
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Shared By: Owen Summerscales on Mar 18, 2017
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Bouldery route on excellent water-polished rock, located on the block just left of Pumping Huecos.
Start in the crack, pull onto a slab. A very enjoyable compression sequence through the bulge at, and just after, bolt 3 comprises the crux. Clip the 4th bolt, and top out to the picnic ledge. This is followed by 2 more bolts worth of easier climbing on huecos to the Pumping Huecos anchor. Can top-rope/hang draws after climbing the latter route — in fact, this climb has been top-roped in this manner for many years.
Gets afternoon shade.


6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor (shared with Pumping Huecos)


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Josh Smith  
Very fun movement and a reasonably sustained crux. If Pumpinig Huecos is 3.5 stars, this one deserves 3. Apr 23, 2017
George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
I was curious about something else at Las Conchas.. didn't find that.. Found this climb was listed in an old online guide (W. Wehner, ca. '97) as below: (3) I am Broccoli (5.12c, toprope). Toprope the center face of the boulder just left of Pumpin' Huecos. Dec 30, 2017

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