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Routes in Mindless Mound

All Along the Watchtower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Betsy's Big Underwear T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blood on the Tracks T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bob's Peace Prize T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Don't Think Twice T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dylan's Offwidth T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Idiot Wind . T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Maggie's Farm T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rainy Day Women T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shake the Monster T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Twist of Fate T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Winterlude T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: (TR) Bob Gaines & Michael Bains, May, 2006. First Lead: Bob Gaines, Liz Murray & Patty Kline, Jan. 2012
Page Views: 990 total · 12/month
Shared By: Bob Gaines on Jan 29, 2012
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Climb the face just right of Rainy Day Women up to an overhang. Climb out the left side of the roof and up a fun face past 4 bolts. Gear anchor (1 to 2 inches)


Use caution with the 'loose tooth' of rock under the overhang. You may not want to position the belayer directly below.


Pro to 2 inches. Gear anchor, class 3 descent.


Russ Walling
Russ Walling
Nice easy clip up addition to the crag. Once you step up and over the "tooth" feature, it eases considerably. Anchor is some cams in the 1" to 2" range with a long extension and then maybe sling a big loose-ish block right at the last bolt to slingshot. Not a very elegant solution. There is no bolt anchor at the top.
To descend, go up and over the top and scramble down to climbers left back to the base of the crag. Dec 6, 2012
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
This is a nice addition to the crag giving you a little more bang for your buck for your visit. Making the move onto the decaying tooth is pretty fun stuff. Shallow features, nice stances and good bolt placements make this a fun 5.7-ish lead. Absolutely worth doing if in the area, thanks Bob & Co., nice add. Dec 6, 2012
Russ Walling
Russ Walling
That "tooth" is making me nervous now... As is the block at the top that can be slung for an anchor of sorts. Be aware. Jan 5, 2014
Gavin Bridgeman
Los Angels, CA
Gavin Bridgeman   Los Angels, CA
Good little climb, with a fun layback move! Mar 21, 2014

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