Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Gary Slate, Joe Rousek, Tony Puppo, Dennis Phillips - 1990
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Oct 30, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

Description

Mind Meld is the aesthetic SE arete of the Dilitium Crystal. The first 25' are quite bouldery and have difficult clips, but the climbing remains sustained beyond this as it ascends the arete via a series of one and two finger pockets; eventually the climb veers left to join Photon Torpedo.

A fun route with really interesting, powerful movement. Easily toproped from the anchors on Photon Torpedo.

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10 bolts, bolted anchor

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Josh Janes

  5.12b
Josh Janes    
  5.12b
Photon Torpedo is the excellent, slightly polished, face climb to the left of Mind Meld. It was originally rated 5.10, but has been upgraded in each subsequent guide and is now 5.11b. Oct 30, 2006
C Miller
CA
  5.12b
C Miller   CA  
  5.12b
As noted, a cruxy start to sustained climbing above which if pumped can feel desperate. Overall a very good climb, but just one of the many great routes on this superb crag. Oct 30, 2006
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A tough route to flash...pick your holds carefully... Mar 26, 2007
Victor Lawson
Bishop, CA
Victor Lawson   Bishop, CA
Cool Tony Puppo route! My first .12b and second 5.12 ever! Fun, and my style (crux down low before I'm pumped, and techy stuff up higher...) Apr 25, 2008
JamesLucas Lucas
Boulder, CO
JamesLucas Lucas   Boulder, CO
Hard boulder problem off the ground followed by some monos. Good thing I'm a Ninja. I saw some locals lapping out on the crystal, doing the start of this route and then finishing on lientenant uhuru, traversing above the 2nd crux on Mind Meld. They were REAL Ninjas. Jan 20, 2012
Neil Rankin
Winston-Salem, NC
  5.12b
Neil Rankin   Winston-Salem, NC
  5.12b
A fun route that suits the boulderers, although there is a move up high with a pocket that might get you. Apr 1, 2013