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Mushroom

5.9, Trad, 80 ft,  Avg: 3.3 from 117 votes
FA: Fred Beckey et al
International > N America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > Shannon Falls > Papoose
Access Issue: Illegal Camping Details

Description

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.

Location

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.

Protection

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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The awesome 1-pitch crack of Mushroom.
[Hide Photo] The awesome 1-pitch crack of Mushroom.
Ken starting up Mushroom. Great thin hands/fingers.
[Hide Photo] Ken starting up Mushroom. Great thin hands/fingers.
Looking up from the base.
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Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
  5.9
[Hide Comment] Great climbing! Aug 4, 2009
[Hide Comment] A great pitch to do after one of the multi pitch routes! Jul 10, 2011
slim

  5.9
[Hide Comment] this thing loves those .5's and .75's. really fun to climb this size at a relaxing grade. Aug 5, 2013
David Dennis
High Sierra
  5.9
[Hide Comment] Awesome splitter; if it was longer (or reached the ground) would be 4 stars. Jul 24, 2014
Alan Zhan
Seattle, WA
 
[Hide Comment] this thing is so good 1 day ago