Sunkist vs. Magic Mushroom vs. Mescalito?


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Neil Chelton

Mar 10, 2011 - 08:55am PT
A friend and I climbed Mescalito in September 2010 and had the whole route to ourselves. Of the 6 El Cap routes i've done, Mescalito was definitely the best. Although the climbing is relatively straightforward, it is sustained from the first move to the very end, with each pitch being about C2- C3. Perfect rock, fantastic views and a spectacular location. Do it.

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Credit: Neil Chelton


Mar 12, 2011 - 07:13pm PT
I agree with Warner. I did the Mushroom in 2000 and thought the flaring cracks were no-fun. Basicly I remeber 1 good pitch on the whole route. Mescalito stand in line, but its easy C2 the whole way. Bet sunkist would be super good. I hear chill for the grade.

Big Wall climber
total Disarray
Mar 12, 2011 - 07:18pm PT
Your style is suspect, pass your penis Pete.
Circumspect. Trustifarian. You're a pretender in the tribe.
Go back to MonTauk.

Toyota Tacoma
Mar 12, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
Brian, how were those bolts when you were up there on Sunkist? Plus a bump for more pics!

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Mar 12, 2011 - 08:37pm PT
Do South Seas->PO

Trad climber
Dec 26, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
bump for climbing
Rocky IV

Social climber
Dec 26, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
the belays on SK are all good except for 1 above the A5 arch. Get on it, the route is incredible.

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Terrapin Station
Dec 26, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
We had Excalibur to ourselves, wonderful.

Always wanted to do the Shroom, but then I want to do The Dihedral and Cosmos too.....HA!!

Sorry to all the snobs, but I haven't done a bad El Cap route.
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