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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: eDixon 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.

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