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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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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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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: La Jolla, 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.
By skelldify
Jan 26, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

There are some very large holds on the ledge below the anchors that felt like they could come off if someone pulled too hard on them. Be careful here!

Definitely one of the steepest 5.10s I've been on. Steeper, and taller, than it appears. However, there are a couple good rests. Clipping the anchors was a little tricky, and caught me off guard. Great route!
By Aaronjames
From: Albuquerque New Mexico
Mar 26, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Almost felt like I was climbing a steep 5.11 in datil nm, but the rock quality was too good and the moves were actually technical for the steepness. Definitely a classic and not a gimme for the grade:)
By jesse punsal
Mar 30, 2015

I noticed someone recently moved bolt #5 and the anchors a tad lower.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 31, 2015
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Hey Jesse, I moved the anchors down and placed a new fifth bolt a few years ago. I still need to try to do something with that old fifth bolt but it's a spinner in the hole so it'll need to be chopped, poked back into the hole and patched. Someday...
A local climber friend upgraded the chains and steel biners on the existing (lowered) anchors last summer. But they weren't painted and were quite shiny. Because it's a high-hiker-traffic area I didn't care for the shiny anchor chain/biners so I swapped them out a couple weekends ago with painted hardware. That's probably what you noticed most recently.
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