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Mind Meld 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Gary Slate, Joe Rousek, Tony Puppo, Dennis Phillips - 1990
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Oct 30, 2006

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Mind Meld is the aesthetic SE arete of the Dilitium Crystal. The first 25' are quite bouldery and have difficult clips, but the climbing remains sustained beyond this as it ascends the arete via a series of one and two finger pockets; eventually the climb veers left to join Photon Torpedo.

A fun route with really interesting, powerful movement. Easily toproped from the anchors on Photon Torpedo.


10 bolts, bolted anchor

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By Josh Janes
General Admin
Oct 30, 2006

Photon Torpedo is the excellent, slightly polished, face climb to the left of Mind Meld. It was originally rated 5.10, but has been upgraded in each subsequent guide and is now 5.11b.
By C Miller
From: CA
Oct 30, 2006
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

As noted, a cruxy start to sustained climbing above which if pumped can feel desperate. Overall a very good climb, but just one of the many great routes on this superb crag.
By 426
Mar 26, 2007

A tough route to flash...pick your holds carefully...
By Victor Lawson
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 25, 2008

Cool Tony Puppo route! My first .12b and second 5.12 ever! Fun, and my style (crux down low before I'm pumped, and techy stuff up higher...)
By JamesLucas Lucas
Jan 20, 2012

Hard boulder problem off the ground followed by some monos. Good thing I'm a Ninja. I saw some locals lapping out on the crystal, doing the start of this route and then finishing on lientenant uhuru, traversing above the 2nd crux on Mind Meld. They were REAL Ninjas.
By Neil Rankin
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Apr 1, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

A fun route that suits the boulderers, although there is a move up high with a pocket that might get you.

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