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The Sponge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,404'
Location: 35.82164, -106.53818 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Shirtless Mike on Sep 26, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: The Sponge. Yellow route is "Hueco Pareidolia...


The Sponge is a heavily huecoed, south-facing wall containing one of the area's best routes, [[Pumping Huecos. It's right off the main trail so audiences are quite common.

Getting There 

About 15 minutes downstream, just after the 3rd river crossing bridge, you'll come to the Sponge. It is on the north (right) side of the creek, and has a large alcove with most climbs on the Sponge just to the right of this alcove.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Sponge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sponge:
Hollywood Tim   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Hueco Pareidolia   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 45'   
Pumping Harry   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Pumping Huecos   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Freeloader Friday   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Wheat in excellent form on Pumpin Huecos on a...

Pumping Huecos 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : ... : The Sponge
Head up a slab to a nice ledge and rest before the steep climbing above. Pull the first steep overhang on fantastic huecos and jugs. Get a rest and pull the final overhanging to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 14, 2007
Beautiful location!
By Christian Garland
From: Talala, OK
Aug 9, 2008
There are new bridges being built. The log bridge with the handrail is gone. You come to the Sponge after the 5th bridge.

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