Magic Mushroom, El Capitan A3 5.7

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 5 days
Approach time: 20 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 31
Height of route: 2900'
Overview
Longer, more sustained, and much less crowded than The Shield, Magic Mushroom has what it takes to be a mega classic: fun climbing, deluxe bivy ledges, and the most direct route through The Shield Headwall. A little harder than The Shield, it is about the same difficulty as Mescalito.
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History
Magic Mushroom First Free Ascent
In May 2008, Tommy Caldwell and Justen Sjong completed the FFA of the Magic Mushroom. This line was originally attempted by two other teams, first the Huber brothers and also Adam Stack, with Stack working the route for two years.
Caldwell and Sjong swapped leads except on P20, 5.13d/5.14a, which Sjo...   [full history for SuperTopo members only!]

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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: February 16, 2011
El Capitan - Magic Mushroom A3 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
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