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Bush & Dirt Crack aka Pseudo-Cenotaph aka I Need a Shower 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: e Dixon on May 27, 2006

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Wade on the 2nd pitch of I Need to Take a Shower a...


P1. Climb the right-facing corner that starts with large huecos and goes past a small roof then continues to follow a finger crack in the corner to a bolted anchor at a ledge (5.7).

P2. Traverse a little right on the ledge and climb a short flake handcrack (5.7+). Finish at bolts.

Descent: from the top of P2, one single 60m rope will get you down. Or, continue on Steve Likes Offwidth.


Continue past Jabba the Hut Levitates to a right-facing corner with a few bolted lines on the face to the right. This is the start of the route.


Standard East A rack - #2 Camalot.

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Rock Climbing Photo: "I Need a Shower."
"I Need a Shower."
Rock Climbing Photo: Belay at end of pitch 1.
BETA PHOTO: Belay at end of pitch 1.

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By Jeramiah Paylor
From: Westminster, CO
Sep 21, 2007

This has a 2nd pitch that is 5.7+ and then a 3rd pitch of 5.9 off width.
By Kevin Sainio
From: Durango, CO
Feb 22, 2011

According to Kozak's Southwest Rock, this route used to be called Pseudo-Cenotaph.
By Tim Kuss
From: Durango, CO
Mar 12, 2011

Before that, it was called Bush and Dirt Crack.
By S.Mckinna
From: Cañon City, CO
Apr 15, 2011

There is a block about 12' up that is getting loose. I saw a chalk X on it, but it is lower from the X as well. It's big.
By Dylan Weldin
From: Athens, OH
Apr 23, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The second pitch is worth doing, if only once. I enjoyed the climbing there much more than on the first pitch, but it's just so short it's hardly worth the time. There are indeed anchors atop the second pitch and a 60m rope gets you to the ground -but just BARELY- Be sure you're middle is marked correctly! :)
By Jason S.
From: Durango, Co
Sep 3, 2011

The left (direct) start is also sweet and avoids the softer rock on the right.
By eli poss
From: Durango, Co
Apr 11, 2015
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Careful when you pull your rope, this crack's a rope eater. I even placed a somewhat unnecessary #3 after the little roof before the lay-back section to redirect it out of the crack.
By TrevorRoulstin
From: Durango, Co
Jun 11, 2017

Anchor at the top of second pitch not looking very solid! One of the bolts is literally wiggling in its hole! And while the second bolt appears bomber the chain you rap off of is skinny and very rusty. I was not comfortable bringing my partner up until I had backed the whole system up with some gear. I will gladly buy some new hardware for this excellent pitch but lack the knowledge on how to set it up. Hit me up if you want to keep this route alive :)

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