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Mindless Mound

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All Along the Watchtower T 
Betsy's Big Underwear  T 
Blood on the Tracks  T 
Don't Think Twice T 
Dylan's Offwidth T 
Maggie's Farm T 
Mental Acrobatics T 
Rainy Day Women T 
Shake the Monster T 

Mindless Mound  


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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Jan 19, 2006
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Description 

Southwest-facing, MM is a small, afternoon crag with easy access. Maggie's Farm and Rainy Day Women (both 5.7) are featured in the Winger's (the authors, not the band) 60 Favorites/Trad Guide to Joshua Tree.


Getting There 

Mindless Mound lies just beyond Left Hand of Darkness, and behind (i.e., south of) the Ken Black Memorial Dome. An easy 5 minute walk from the car on flat ground.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mindless Mound:
All Along the Watchtower   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Mindless Mound
Somewhere around the crux.

Rainy Day Women 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Mindless Mound
The leftmost of 3 cracks. Fun, but fairly unmemorable....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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A. All Along the Watchtower 5.8 <br />B. Rainy Day Women 5.7 <br />C. Maggie's Farm 5.7
BETA PHOTO: A. All Along the Watchtower 5.8 B. Rainy Day Women...

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By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Jul 5, 2009
Descend from Maggie's Farm & Rainy Day Woman by using the Class-2 gully just to the west (climber's left) of Rainy Day Woman. From the top of Maggie's Farm, walk to the north (slightly right and back from the top of the route). Circle counter-clockwise around behind the back of the formation (descending gradually) until reaching the top of the aforementioned gully. Then descend the gully to arrive at the start of the routes.