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Routes in Room To Shroom Area

Chemical Warfare T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fool's Cold (aka Shoeless Joe Jackson) S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mud Dog T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Room To Shroom T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Craig Fry, Jerelyn Taubert, Cathy Boyd and Jim Angione, November 1985
Page Views: 648 total, 4/month
Shared By: Tony B on Dec 25, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Not a great route, but not a complete waste of time either. The line is on the S. Face of the Room To Shroom rock and may be a diversion to climb prior to the sun hitting the W. Face and the main attractions here.

Climb up to reach a crack that becomes a shallow left-facing corner and follow it to the standard rap station. Alternatively, the route may also be a quick TR after doing one of the more popular routes. This line does have a little scaly rock, but it's not as bad as the name might imply.

The route is visible as the shaded corner on the right-hand side of the rock in the attached picture, but this shot, although showing the line, does little to describe it.


Standard rack


Mike Fogarty
La Quinta, CA
Mike Fogarty   La Quinta, CA
I like the new anchor, this is a fun climb with three fun cruxes to play out May 11, 2014
Joshua Tree, Ca.
Dimes   Joshua Tree, Ca.
Due to a new Joshua Tree National Park regulation, vegetation of any kind may not be used for climbing anchors. Therefore the pinyon pine tree normally used as the belay/rappell anchor for Room To Shroom may no longer be used. A Special Use Permit was applied for and granted by the Park to replace the tree anchor, which is in wilderness with a bolted anchor. This is now in place about 12' left of the tree. It was placed with the thought of trying to benefit all 4 climbs that end at this anchor. It is equipped with rappel rings. Please do not add webbing to this anchor and please avoid using the tree for any climbing related purpose. The goal is to have an anchor that is low profile with the least visual impact. Nov 9, 2013
Bo Johnston
Bo Johnston  
I climbed this a number of years ago after reaching the belay for Room to Shroom. We did TR it but if I go back I think I'd pull the rope and lead it because I remember there being some good spots for placement and it would be more fun that way I think. Dec 16, 2004