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Most folks that hike out to the Room To Shroom Area intend to climb one route - you guessed it - Room To Shroom, a megaclassic 5.9 handcrack. Chemical Warfare, 5.10b, is basically a variation of 'Shroom. Both routes are descended by 1 rope rappel from large pinyon pine.
Approach from Barker Dam parking lot. Follow main trail to dam and continue north through wash. Bear northwest (left) past Escape Rock. The Room To Shroom formation will be on your right, but hidden until you pass it and look back. Scramble up rocks to get to base of route.
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Room To Shroom 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Chemical Warfare 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Room To Shroom 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Room To Shroom Area
A personal favorite. Perfect hands to fist crack. At the crack's high point, step up and right and move 20' across (mostly) unprotectable face to belay from Pinyon pine. A small stopper placement early in the traverse helps to protect both leader and follower.Approach: From Barker Dam parking lot, follow trail to dam and continue north through wash. Bear northwest (left) past Escape Rock. The Room To Shroom formation will be on your right, but hidden until you pass it and look back. Scramb...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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