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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 Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.02607, -116.17785 View Map  Incorrect?
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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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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 10.0 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mindless Mound

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Donnelly under the roof of Don't Think Twice

Don't Think Twice 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Mindless Mound
This turned out to be a really good route. Interesting moves, bomber pro, and good rock. It is like a cross between Super Roof and Moosedog Tower. Climb the approach crack and lob in some med cams or a giant stopper or two. Get up under the roof and sink the bomber pro (2.5" cam) and suss out the roof moves. Get established in the roof and plant a 4" cam into the roof. Move right onto the face and after a couple of easy moves you are at a belay spot up and left of the roof crack.Belay takes stuf...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: A. All Along the Watchtower 5.8 B. Rainy Day Women...
BETA PHOTO: A. All Along the Watchtower 5.8 B. Rainy Day Women...

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By Matthew Fienup
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.

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