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Mushroom Cloud 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Doug Berry/ Charlie Fowler
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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Sep 23, 2011

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Michelle following the route.


For most folks, the crux is off the ground with the wide hands crack. The rock is rough! Once past the wide bit, it becomes easier and has some cool movements following the crack under and to the right of the roof.


This is around the corner, to the right of Finger Fusion. It is the obvious, wide hands splitter.


#3 for the start. A couple hand-sizes and fingers for the rest.

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By Jason S.
From: Durango, Co
Oct 10, 2011

No finger gear for this one, just thin hand to maybe one fist-sized cam.
By Nick Niebuhr
From: Telluride, CO
May 21, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

That vertical cupped hands crack seems a bit harder than 5.8.... I used 2x #1-3 and 1x #4. Couldn't find anywhere to stick anything smaller, maybe you'd get a loose-ish 0.75 somewhere on the traverse though. Could use more #3s if you feel the need to sew it up.

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