Elevation: 1,799 ft
GPS: 47.436, -121.664 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Stefurak on Jan 30, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: 2021 Voluntary Seasonal Raptor Closure of the route Ascentionist Details

Description

A steep, clean, blocky wall, home to a bunch of Exit 38's moderate to advanced routes. The grades range from 5.9 -> 5.12b and are on blocky metamorphic rock; it's easy to tell the grade by two factors, jugginess and thugginess. If it looks steeper or smoother, it's harder.

Nevermind is really part of the lower half of the extensive cliff that forms the east wall of Change Creek. The mossy, crumbly upper half is easily visible from the Iron Horse Trail or the highway. There is more rock above and to the right, but a ring of dirt and trees between the lower and upper cliffs blocks access to the former and the latter is choss with bad belay spots.

Nevermind is a bit like a poor man's World Wall; although the rock isn't serpentine, it is similarly clean and slippery. Rain gathers in the upper cliff and seeps endlessly after rain, but some of the routes stay dry in a shower and they're always shaded.

Getting There

Join the Iron Horse trail either from the gravel pullouts or the Mt Washington trailhead. Go east and cross the first bridge over Change Creek. Right after the big bridge there is a steep trail on the right with a short fixed rope. Follow this up through the woods for a few dozen yards and you'll see the wall on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Nevermind Wall

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 107
Strip Clip
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 118
Neverigine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Strip Clip Direct
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
The Ascentionist
Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 105
Love Bucket
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Powerless
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 86
Big Mama
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 29
Easily Amused
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 112
Steep Street
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 106
Architect Rally
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 62
Negatherion
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 29
Canine Patrol
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 94
Cultureshock
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 45
Under Arrest
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 31
The Goblet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Strip Clip
 107
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Neverigine
 118
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Strip Clip Direct
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Ascentionist
 30
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 6 pitches
Love Bucket
 105
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Powerless
 68
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Big Mama
 86
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Easily Amused
 29
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Steep Street
 112
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Architect Rally
 106
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Negatherion
 62
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Canine Patrol
 29
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Cultureshock
 94
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Under Arrest
 45
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
The Goblet
 31
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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