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Mushroom Crack 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob Gaines, Russell Romero, January 2005
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Jan 1, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: Anasazi Wall, Joshua Tree NP


This is the prominent crack in the corner just left of Physical Graffiti. Mostly hand size to a brutal offwidth finish! There is a mushroom shaped rock at the base. You can rap from the bolts at the top of Physical Graffiti (80 feet).


.75 to #5 camalot or equivalent (I used a 3.5, 4 , and 5 camalot at the widening top section)

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Rock Climbing Photo: In the offwidth crux.
In the offwidth crux.

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By Nick Sullens
From: Yosemite/ Bishop
Feb 10, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Getting into the wide is the crux, protects well.
By Kye
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Dec 7, 2012

Fun OW with cruxy moves at the beginning and end; dirty/chossy in places but only because it doesn't get climbed enough! I pulled off a decent sized block in the upper half, probably making the route closer to 10b. Nice warm up before Physical Graffiti ;)
By J Smith
Dec 15, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is still cleaning up, felt quite grainy. I climbed it a few days after Kye, still felt 10a to me so I don't think the missing block makes it any harder.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Jan 6, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I had to try this upon first seeing it. Still very crumbly as of Dec. 2013. I had fun on the first half and am usually pretty good with OW, but no matter what I tried I could not get off the ledge with the overhanging OW, pull on hueco? right side, left side in? could not stem it, no toe-heel, drop knee on left, ended up down climbing route.
By Bob Gaines
Jan 7, 2014

I think left side in is the way to go.

No easy way to do it....pure offwidth crux!

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