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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Phil Wilt, Ed McCarthy 1983
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Nov 18, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Cruising up Mushrooms 10a, NRG.


This is a great crack climb. I would recommend this for someone breaking into the 5.10 grade as the gear is good and the crux is low to the ground. Start by climbing a thin finger crack. Continue up the crack as it widens to hand size. There are several really good holds in the crack as you proceed. The top can be a bit dirty depending on the time of year and recent rains.


Just to the right of Screamer Crack. Around the corner heading upstream from Supercrack.


Nuts for the start, hand size pieces for the rest. Shuts at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Great climb!  Slabby crack awesomeness.
Great climb! Slabby crack awesomeness.
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Wade doing his best to clean Mushrooms.
Matt Wade doing his best to clean Mushrooms.

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By Ed Wade
From: Hermann, MO
Oct 28, 2015

This climb never gets to hand size. There may be 3 or 4 hand jams total. Lots of wires and small cams. This climb is fairly sustained. I wouldn't recommend it to a first time 5-10 leader.

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