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|Josh Lewis||First Lead|
|This is where I did my first lead on rock. I hated the buttlips chimney!! :-P|
|Posted Apr 24, 2015 6:33 am|
|avilajake||Index Climbing |
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2014
|Great Northern Slab|
Best Climbing I've found in western Wa.
|Posted Feb 24, 2014 5:04 pm|
|gimpilator||Excellent Climbing |
Date Climbed: May 31, 2013
Great Northern Slab
Aries (first 2 pitches)
Magic Fern (aided the first move)
|Posted May 31, 2013 9:45 pm|
|Spent some time here in the early '90's trying to scare myself.|
|Posted Sep 26, 2012 9:19 pm|
|Amazing climbing, best cracks in the area|
|Posted Apr 13, 2012 4:31 pm|
|SKI||Oh yes |
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011
|The rock is THAT GOOD.|
Did Aries. Led the flared chimney and the roof to gemini cracks. What a great climb.
|Posted Jul 25, 2011 9:37 pm|
|RokIzGud||Great Stuff |
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2010
|Climbed here for the first time today. Its super fun!|
|Posted Mar 28, 2010 4:33 am|
|1st time aid climbing! Fun|
|Posted Mar 18, 2010 2:37 am|
|baloodh2000||Great Day |
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008
|Did Godzilla just to the first pitch and bailed. 94 degrees. Way hot.|
Great routes. Had to aid the first moves to pitch 2. Was pretty burned up after the near death heat from the first ascent on godzilla. Take water!
First time at Index. Looking forward to returning when the weather cools a bit and getting on the upper wall.
|Posted May 18, 2008 7:17 pm|
|I have hiked up the "Index Wall" on multiple occasions, but have yet to rock-climb in that area. Gorgeous views from the top!!!|
|Posted Jan 10, 2008 1:26 pm|
|lukic||Fun, solid rock |
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007
|I've been climbing here a couple of times in 2007 already and hope to go several more times. Currently learning to crack climb from a coworker.|
|Posted Jun 23, 2007 1:11 am|
|I was first exposed to Index by one of my climbing mentors where he introduced me to aid climbing. It is a great spot and I have enjoyed climbing here several times and hope to continue climbing here.|
|Posted May 1, 2007 4:30 pm|
|rpc||A day out. |
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2005
|We went there for a day with Martin who introduced us to the area - much thanks dude!! Led Toxic Shock [awsome - never saw granite fracture so cleanly before forming Indian Creek-like splitters!], Happy Puppy [Nice route], Purr In My P... [Shirley led - fun route], 5.8 hand cracks next to Toxic [Shirley led one & Martin the other - short but sweet], and Aries [WOW - little miniature pitches but most pack quite a wallop - the flared chimney is indeed 5.8 my ass!!]. Great fun outing!|
|Posted Oct 18, 2006 3:59 pm|
|Martin Cash||Awesome crag|
|Been here 15 times in the last 3 years (many after work). The best climbing I've ever done. What a pleasure it is to have this beautiful place that I hold is such high regard only 90 minutes from home.|
Aries - 4X - Beautiful climb, the pitches are short but each is unique and cool. Great protection. One of my favorites.
Taurus - 2X - Fun fingercrack.
Great Northern Slab - 3X - Sweet twin fingercracks. My first route here.
Pisces - 2X - Awesome low angle handcrack.
Libra Crack - Got spanked on TR, way harder than 5.10a, unless you're a midget.
Roger's Corner - 2X - Nice 2 pitch line, the crux section on the second pitch is cool.
Breakfast of Champions - TRed it with Bruce. AWESOME overhanging splitter handcrack. I need to lead this.
Princely Ambitions - Lead the first pitch. Got spanked at the steep finger traverse. Really cool pitch.
GM - Stellar 3 pitch line! Really loved it. I was too chicken to lead the HOTC pitch, but it wasn't hard at all, next time.
Toxic Shock - 5X - One of the best! Beautiful 5.9 splitter handcrack on the upper half. Lieback start is fun. Great protection.
Handcracks right of TS - Lead each a couple of times. Easy but fun.
Happy Puppy - 2X - Beautiful steep perfect handcrack in the back of a flared chimney, just wish it was longer.
Who Put The Purr In My Pussy - 2X - Interesting face climbs and a few jambs. That loose flake on top needs to be removed.
Corner Flash - 2X - Fun handcrack, felt more like 5.8.
Even Steven - TRed it with Bruce. Great hard steep double fingercrack. Pretty doable for an Index 11b.
Timberjack - 2X - 4 star route. The top is easier if you lieback it. Harder as an offwidth.
Senior Citizens in Space - Stellar 5.8 dihedral fingercrack!
Battered Sandwich - TRed it with Bruce. Really nice, straighforward for Index 5.9.
Instanbul - Fun. Needs some cleaning.
Magic Fern - Really good 2 pitch 5.9, very fun climbing on both pitches.
Them - Sandbagged, more like 10c than 5.9. Steep and pumpy.
|Posted Oct 18, 2006 4:16 am|
|lisae||A Good Day|
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 1997
|I went to Index with my friend Linda N. My climbing experience was minimal and Linda had never climbed except in the gym. She recruited a friend to go with us and lead. I think we cimbed Twin Cracks (5.6 and 5.7) and another harder crack before it started to rain. I remember being happy because the other climb was quite a bit harder.|
I got a hugh, hugh bruise on the inside of my leg, standing at the belay of the Twin Cracks. It never hurt; it was just from leaning against the rock. When I got home, I had a doctor's appointment. To this day, she is convinced my husband beats me.
|Posted Oct 18, 2006 1:06 am|