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The Papoose
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Centerfold T 
Hairpin T 
Hanging Gardens T 
Laid Back T 
Limbo T 
Mercury Vapour T 
Mushroom T 
Obsession T 
Pamplemousse T,S 
Papoose One T 
Survival Enhancement T 
Transit of Venus T 


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Fred Beckey et al
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Submitted By: blakeherrington on Jul 29, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: The awesome 1-pitch crack of Mushroom.


Mushroom is the splitter thin hands crack on the far right side of the Papoose. Not to be missed if climbing at this crag. It's difficult for the grade if you aren't used to pure jamming and no face holds. Sustained at a thin-hand/ringlock size, it could be thought of as the easier twin to "Hand Jive" at the lower malamute.


From the base of the Centerfold, Papoose one, etc follow the only trail for a couple minutes further to the right, and this obvious crack will come into view.


Many pieces in the .5 and .75 camalot size. You would probably be ok with doubles if you are comfortable with short runouts. Singles of smaller cams and a #1, and #2 (BD Sizes) will round out the rack. There are nice new fixed carabiners at the top of the route, don't run endless TR laps through them though.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ken starting up Mushroom. Great thin hands/fingers...
Ken starting up Mushroom. Great thin hands/fingers...

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 4, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great climbing!
By Lauren Blank
Jul 10, 2011

A great pitch to do after one of the multi pitch routes!
By slim
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

this thing loves those .5's and .75's. really fun to climb this size at a relaxing grade.
By David Dennis
From: High Sierra
Jul 24, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Awesome splitter; if it was longer (or reached the ground) would be 4 stars.

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