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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
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tricamus on Dec 1, 2015
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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You've gotta like wide stuff to enjoy this one. The wide section up top is crux of route. It makes a difference if you choose right-side or left-side in.


Far right side of the formation just as the gully starts (descent). This route is actually the line drawn for Idiot Wind in Vogel's Joshua Tree West guidebook.


standard to 4" Try not to over-rack, as one of your hips will be in the crack!


Culver City, CA
Tricamus   Culver City, CA
Well, if nobody chimes in with a name, I'll pop in some Dylan CDs and see what reminds me of that squeeze. Mar 1, 2016
I think you may have done a first ascent! So you get to name it. Mar 1, 2016
Culver City, CA
Tricamus   Culver City, CA
Hey Bob, thanks for the clarification. I was refering to the West guidebook and thought I climbed your route Idiot Wind, but indeed I went up the route pictured in the J-tree West guide. Any idea what name that one goes by? Feb 29, 2016
Hey Tricamus,
I used the name Idiot Wind for a route about 45 feet right of Don't Think Twice. It's listed in the Joshua Tree West guidebook, published in 2006. In the West guidebook the description is correct, but the route location is mis-drawn.

Were you referring to the West guidebook when you climbed the route you posted here? Or were you going for your own FA and just happened to pick the same name? Dec 20, 2015