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Pumping Romex 

Hueco: V3+ Font: 6A+ PG13

Type:  Boulder, 18'
Original:  Hueco: V3+ Font: 6A+ PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Colin Cox on Sep 29, 2010

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Everet gropes the large sloper on Pumping Romex. T...


A neat hidden problem on a steep, rounded prow that features a big sloper and a committing finish to the tip of the prow. The landing area is enclosed by steep walls, adding considerable fear factor to an already highball endeavor. Luckily, the holds lead the climber directly over the tight landing zone. A beautiful moderate classic requiring some boldness.


Directly above the Heart Cave about 50 feet. Pumping Romex climbs out of a deep, dark cavern cut by the same water that drains down into the Heart Cave. To get there, climb padless straight out the Heart Cave through a v1 face to chimney hole then scramble straight up for 50 feet, or hike with your pad starting to the right of the Heart Cave. The problem is invisible until you can peer down on it from above through a deep slot.


Many pads are a good idea, for protection and for keeping your feet dry, though it's been done several times with no pad. Spotters will give confidence for the committing high finish.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Matt climbing toward the light on Pumping Romex.
Matt climbing toward the light on Pumping Romex.

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