Type: Trad, 170 ft (52 m)
FA: Dave Houser, Jim Downs: 1972
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Shared By: Vince Romney on Jul 19, 2004
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Mind Blow is two pitches; the first pitch contains the .10d crux, and ends after you roll up onto the lower-angled slab above the lip (use small- to medium-sized nuts or cams to set up a gear belay in the groves/cracks leading to The Hook).

The second pitch (.9) moves up past two bolts and ends at the belay at the base of The Hook. Rap 80' from here to the pitch one anchors for Bushwhack Crack, then about the same to the ground.

This line was drilled by hand on lead.


0.2" to 1" cracks & bolts


Starts about fifty feet west of Bushwhack Crack.

To the left of Bushwhack Crack is a set of grooves that become a hollow-sounding flake system, and then transition into a tree-filled groove. This is Mind Blow.