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Room To Shroom Area 


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Location: 34.03627, -116.14685 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Jun 14, 2002
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Room To Shroom Area:
Room To Shroom   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Chemical Warfare   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Room To Shroom Area
loving the wide jams near the top!

Room To Shroom 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 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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Room To Shroom Rock, from the West. Mud Dog (10b) is the shallow left-facing corner on the right side this shot that goes up to a tree on a sloping ledge below and left of the summit. Photo by Tony Bubb 1/04.
BETA PHOTO: Room To Shroom Rock, from the West. Mud Dog (10b) ...
A view of Barker Dam with water
BETA PHOTO: A view of Barker Dam with water
Wally leads 'Room To Shroom' while Christina belays. Chirs Parks checks the book to pick the next target. Photo by Tony Bubb, 4/01.
Wally leads 'Room To Shroom' while Christina belay...
Another Room To Shroom Picture
Another Room To Shroom Picture
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By Dimes
From: Joshua Tree, Ca.
Nov 9, 2013

Due to a new Joshua Tree National Park regulation, vegetation of any kind may not be used for climbing anchors. Therefore the pinyon pine tree normally used as the belay/rappell anchor for Room To Shroom may no longer be used. A Special Use Permit was applied for and granted by the Park to replace the tree anchor, which is in wilderness with a bolted anchor. This is now in place about 12' left of the tree. It was placed with the thought of trying to benefit all 4 climbs that end at this anchor. It is equipped with rappel rings. Please do not add webbing to this anchor and please avoid using the tree for any climbing related purpose. The goal is to have an anchor that is low profile with the least visual impact.