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Nevermind Wall, Exit 38

  • Sep 14, 2013 · 10:30 AM
  • Exit 38

The "Nevermind Wall" is one of Exit 38's best crags.  There are some great 10s, some super fun 10c/d's, some classic 11s, and a couple of my favorite 12's in Washington.  The climbs tend to be just overhanging enough to provide a great training angle, and the rock is some of best quality stone (i.e., no refrigerator sized death blocks hanging above you) to be found at 38.  And on an 80 degree weekend, the fact that this wall is in the shade all day is nice, too. 

The climbs are all sport--no other gear needed.  Short approach, too.  Everything has to be lead climbed--no walk ups--but I'm happy to put a rope up anything folks want to climb. Please do notice the ratings here, though; a 5.8/5.9 climber won't have the most satisfying day here, but 5.10/5.11 climbers have a blast. 

I will leave Ballard at 9:30, and probably get to the trailhead around 10:15.  I'll start hiking up at 10:30 or so.  I can drive one or two up if you can get yourself to Ballard.

Bring draws, a rope, and lockers/cordelettes if you got 'em.  And like most Washington crags, but particularly Exit 38 crags, you're asking for trouble if you leave any valuables or credit cards in your car.  Leave 'em at home or bring them to the climbs with you.  Meth heads love to hit up trailheads at 38.  Seriously.

Fuller crag description: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/nevermind-wall/105792216 

Directions: Exit I-90 as normal at Exit 38.  Skip the right turn/parking area that people use for Amazonia, etc.  Keep driving past some sketchy looking outhouses on the left (who are these for?) and you will come to a graveled parking area on the left that is at a spot where the road crosses over a nice stream/bridge.  (NOTICE THIS IS BEFORE THE ROAD GOES UNDER I-90 FOR FARSIDE, ETC). There will probably already be several people there with other climbing parties.  How do you know if you are at the correct left-side parking area?  Look for my silver Toyota FJ Cruiser.  Now, cross to the right side of the road, and follow a trail up the hill which begins alongside the stream.  The trail climbs past a beginner-ish crag near the bridge/Iron Horse Trail.  Walk across the bridge to the east side--as soon as you leave the bridge, look for a fixed rope on the right that hangs down a short 3rd class scramble.  Climb up it, and a trail leads you 100 yards to the cliff.  The total approach takes about 10-15 minutes from your car. 

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  • Guillaume G.

    I'm in :) driving or riding with someone from downtown seattle : text me [masked]

    I will bring rope ans gear

    September 13, 2013

  • Erik G.

    Well, Shaila, I've heard back from Kaeli and Casey-- but not from Alexandre. So, there might be plenty of room for you, or, worse case, you'll just share the back seat with two others (there are three seatbelts back there, but it's not exactly business class footroom). So, show up at the address below, and we'll figure it out. We will fit you in somehow.

    September 13, 2013

    • Alexandre A.

      I'm still in, nice try Shaila. Kidding I don't mind being squeezed, it's not a super long ride.

      1 · September 13, 2013

    • Alexandre A.

      My number is (206)[masked] for coordination.

      September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive too, if needed!

    September 13, 2013

  • Kaeli C.

    Ok, see you tomorrow. My number is[masked]

    September 13, 2013

  • Rachel R.

    Now going to climb the South Face of the tooth in Snoqualmie. One of these days I'll make it to a meetup!

    September 13, 2013

  • Erik G.

    My number if anyone has any questions (or gets lost):[masked]

    September 13, 2013

  • Erik G.

    Ok, Alexandre, Kaeli, and Casey, meet at the intersection of 8th Ave NW and 50th ST in Ballard by 9:30 a.m. if you want a ride in my rig. Gonna be a great day!

    September 13, 2013

  • Erik G.

    Shalia, I (and surely others) will lead up routes and set them as top ropes for folks to play on. No problem with you not leading. Join in!

    September 13, 2013

  • Rachel R.

    We can give people a ride there (leaving from SODO), but we're actually going to be staying up near Snoqualmie on Saturday night so we can't give any rides back. We have seat belts for two passengers.

    September 13, 2013

  • Alexandre A.

    I can make it to Ballard or SBP pretty easily.

    September 13, 2013

  • Erik G.

    Kaeli, I have room at this point for everyone. Meet either in Ballard (I'm at 8th Ave NW) or perhaps I can do a pickup at SBP. I'll post more about times and locations this morning. I'm thinking of being back in Seattle by 5, but I'm flexible.

    September 13, 2013

  • Erik G.

    I can drive both you, especially if you can get to Ballard. Casey, I'll call you this morning. Plus small groups rock- no prob w just a few at all!

    September 13, 2013

  • Kaeli C.

    I'm also thinking about joining and would be down with carpooling if possible. Erik, please let me know if you have room and if so, what time you expect to be back.

    September 12, 2013

  • Alexandre A.

    Hey if you have room left to give me a ride I'm in as well. I can chip in for gas.

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in! I noticed your the only one on here so I hope I didn't respond to late! My name is Casey, if you want to text or call me my number is[masked]

    September 12, 2013

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