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Mental Games Chimney 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
Season: Year round
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Submitted By: Johnny K. on Feb 25, 2011

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Mental Games Apple Valley


Obvious block flaring chimney,head towards the right, up and over to the left detached boulder.Bolted anchor.Dont go off route into the bird guano.

Depending on the season/weather,the whole corner area around mental games is quite dirty from run off.


About 20 yards left from Necessary Evil cave entrance on the Evil Pillar and right next to Hanzo, Sword of Justice.


4 quick draws
Chain anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Typical run off in dirty conditions
BETA PHOTO: Typical run off in dirty conditions
Rock Climbing Photo:  Mental Games
Mental Games
Rock Climbing Photo: Mental Games
Mental Games

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By Andrew williams
Mar 4, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Just a note: Be careful of some chossy rock up towards the top (kinda off route near where you can see the bird poo).
By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
Jan 11, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route, but the runoff makes for some slippery spots. Take caution.
By ClimbingNewb
From: Canyon Country
Apr 17, 2016

I am obviously missing some technique on this one. Couldn't make it past a second bolt. 5.7 Rating? Really guys...Must be some secrets that I don't know about?

Rock is super slick and glossy from water run off.

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