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Pumping Harry 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: "Harry P. Ness" (Ben Hatcher?)
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Sep 16, 2007

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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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By harry p ness 69
Apr 26, 2011

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.
By Serge Arsenyev
Aug 31, 2014

It is not fun to finish the route and realize there's no anchors...
By Owen Summerscales
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 7, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This route now has anchors courtesy of Luke Laeser.

It's also a very worthy climb! Do it!
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 26, 2016

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.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 26, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

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.