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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: May 28 1987, Bob McGown & Tim Olson
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Submitted By: another Chad on Nov 6, 2010

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Mind Games


Mind Games is one of the most unique routes at Rocky Butte. More people would climb it if it were more widely known how to access the area. Start by gaining the belay ledge, either by rappelling in or climbing up 20' from the forest floor. Ascend an easy, blocky start up to the chimney. Stem and grunt up the large flaring chimney before making a tricky exit move to the anchor.


Walk along the cliff-top trail Northwest from the Video Bluff. Look for a lone Allen bolt/hanger on top of a rock at the cliff's edge. This is the access area for Mind Games.

Accessing Mind Games from the base of the wall is possible by climbing a short (roughly 20') section of easy 5th class rock and gaining the belay ledge with a belay anchor.


A full rack up to 6 inches. Protection is plentiful.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Top access for Mind Games.
BETA PHOTO: Top access for Mind Games.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mind Games anchor.
Mind Games anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mind Games
BETA PHOTO: Mind Games

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By another Chad
Nov 6, 2010

Mind Games was recently cleaned and pruned. Now's the time to get on it!
By Jcweinsx Weinstein
From: Beaverton, Oregon
Jun 2, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

If you like off width and flaring off width you'll like this route. Very interesting and very physical near the top.
By danma
From: Portland, Oregon
Oct 19, 2014

This would be a sustained endurance climb if it wasn't for the beefy ledge to rest on. The first part can be some what challenging, but once you get to the crack/chimney it gets much harder, which surprised me that it is rated at 5.10a. The route has a lot of variety and is my favorite climb amongst the trash, broken bottles, and used condoms.

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