Mind Games is one of the most unique routes at Rocky Butte. More people would climb 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.
BETA PHOTO: Mind Games
BETA PHOTO: Top access for Mind Games.
|By another Chad|
Nov 6, 2010
Mind Games was recently cleaned and pruned. Now's the time to get on it!
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.