Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: Randy Vogel , Matt Cox and Dave Evans, mid 70s
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Jul 3, 2002 · Updates
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What a fun route! So much fun in fact that there was an entire institute established in Yucca Valley where all they do is sit around all day and talk about how great a route it is (and if you believe that...). But seriously, Mental Physics one of those routes you can climb again and again.

P1: Climb 120' of sweet jamming to 3-bolt anchor (2 of which are good, one is old 1/4" bolt w/SMC hanger - bad!). Either rap from here with 1 60-m rope and a bit of downclimbing, or continue up P2: face climb (5.4?) past one bolt to top.

Edit add: Start of second pitch is probably 5.6 or 5.7-ish for two or three moves. Once you're established, it gets easier, but the bolt is up there a ways (25 to 35 feet?). Be sure you're solid as it would be a really bad idea to fall on your belayer from up there!

You can rap Dazed and Confused in two easy raps w/60m rope.

Curious about the name? It comes from Mentalphysics, which is a spiritual retreat center located on the western edge of Joshua Tree, right off Highway 62.


Standard rack to 3", 60m (or better yet, 70m) rope.