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Pumping Huecos 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio & Mike McGill
Fixed Hardware: 1 Anchor Other [details]
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Submitted By: DisturbingThePeace on Sep 26, 2006

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Mike Wheat in excellent form on Pumpin Huecos on a...

Description 

Head up a slab to a high first bolt. Then clip another bolt and pull the first overhang. Get a rest and pull the final overhang to the anchors.

Location 

The obvious line in the middle of the crag. Just to the right of a large roof 7 feet off the ground.

Protection 

6 Bolts to Anchors


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Ryan Ricardson heading into the business of Pumpin' Huecos.
Ryan Ricardson heading into the business of Pumpin...
Jason on Pumping Huecos--a must do climb in the Jemez Mountains
Jason on Pumping Huecos--a must do climb in the Je...
The jug hold pulled off by George on Sept. 16, 2007. Thankfully, it did not alter the difficulty of the route much.
BETA PHOTO: The jug hold pulled off by George on Sept. 16, 200...
Ryan showing how not clip bolt #5. Climb to the next jug bro.
Ryan showing how not clip bolt #5. Climb to the ne...

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By Gray
Jul 2, 2014

CONDITION REPORT 
Grabbed a quickdraw off this route today. Let me know the color and/or make and I can get it back to you. Sorry, I thought I knew who it belonged to...
By Allison Fritz
From: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Nov 6, 2006
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

One of my favorite routes at Las Conchas. The 5th bolt probably needs to be replaced. It is not loose but rock is missing around part of the bolt. I think there are 6 bolts.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 18, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Great route! Big holds on overhanging rock. Checked out the setup this past weekend and found all bolts to be in good condition. Somebody replaced the anchors with new springer hangers too.
By tim naylor
Oct 19, 2008

a nice two move wonder 3.5 stars ?
By J tot
From: Tempe, AZ
Jun 30, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This route is so freaking amazing! It's a shame that there aren't more routes of this quality in the vicinity. Also it seemed a bit higher than 50ft.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 1, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Josh Williams wrote:
This route is so freaking amazing! It's a shame that there aren't more routes of this quality in the vicinity.

There are. Just head upstream a bit. :-)
By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Jul 1, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I agree with Jason. Though I concede that Pumping Huecos is one of the best routes at Las Conchas (probably the very best route, unless you climb 5.12 or 5.13), the movement is ultimately forgettable for me. It's just a steep jug haul, and there are plenty of longer, cooler and better versions of Pumping Huecos at El Rito, Enchanted Tower, etc.

The routes at Upper East Fork tend to be longer and have more unusual (and therefore more fun, at least for me) moves than those at Las Conchas, this route included. But the rock at UEF is not quite as good, in general.

To each his own, I guess.