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jacobsmithFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014

jacobsmith

Something like 4 failed attempts on three routes and I finally got it via the traverse from Persis in 1.5 days solo.
Posted Jul 26, 2014 10:49 pm

relicThe easy way to main peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 1991

relic

Date is a wild guess. Used mtn bike up the old logging road (since it was gated near Hwy 2) around to south side, then easy snow scramble to summit. Spectacular view of the Hwy 2 corridor and surrounding mtns!
Posted Jan 26, 2013 8:58 pm

kevinsaMt. Index  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 1993

kevinsa

Came up from logging roads high on the south side. Not sure about the date, but I think I'm close.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:27 am

fjes6Spring!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

fjes6

A good climb with great people, not a bad trip!
Posted May 7, 2012 11:26 am

RedwicA Great Trip, A Great Peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

Redwic

After Gimpilator and I timed-out last year, we did this as an overnighter this time. And for this trip, five other guys joined us. It was a great team, with everyone working together for the common goal. Due to the snow conditions, having such a big summit team was a blessing in disguise because everyone in the group contributed to the trailbreaking and success of the climb. We hit all of the terrain at the right moments, in regards to weather and conditions. What a fun trip! My 70th Washington P2K. My 98th USA P2K.
Posted May 6, 2012 8:58 pm

jacobsmithHourglass Route Attempt
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

jacobsmith

Lake Serene trailhead was accessible but the road-grade section was hellish, dozens of downed trees to climb over and several bridges gone, all while wearing snowshoes, progress was slow until the actual trail, which despite the several feet of snow could be followed fairly easily. signs of massive avalanches at the lake but none seen or heard that afternoon, lake can be walked across. ascent to ridge fairly easy but after that impossible. upwards of 4 feet of powder under a 2 inch crust on nearly vertical snow slopes. I turned around about 500 feet up the ridge and still barely made it back to the trailhead by dark. new plan is to camp on the ridge above the lake and make the summit attempt either that afternoon or next morning, also maybe traverse to south-east side of ridge, snow seemed more solid on those slopes.
Posted Jan 28, 2012 2:22 pm

RedwicA Wet Failure
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011

Redwic

Gimpilator and I made an attempt of Mount Index together, via the west/southwest route, but were stopped ~1200' elevation short of the summit due to a mixture of drizzle, sloppy snow, delays, timing-out, and a whiteout-like upper ridge. It was still a fun experience, albeit a very long day.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 1:29 am

gimpilatorWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

gimpilator

For our first attempt on June 19, 2011, Redwic and I made it to the saddle at 4900 feet, NE of Point 5212 before running out of time.



For our second attempt we returned to the west ridge with 5 other friends and climbed Index as a 2 day trip.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 1:28 am

Josh LewisNo Summit
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

Josh Lewis

Got turned down from lack of time. We got up at 4:45 which it was dark when we arrived but with all the snow and such we did not have enough time. But it was still fun.
Posted Feb 19, 2011 11:22 pm

BuckarooEast Route (Hourglass)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Buckaroo

Nice route for a solo. When all the snow is gone the hourglass pitch is 5.6 and about 40 ft. Recommend to do this route first before trying harder stuff on these peaks because this is the normal descent but it's hard to find from the top especially when there's the all too frequent white out. Many top climbers have epic'd because of this descent.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 5:36 pm

BuckarooIndex Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Buckaroo

Solo of the Index traverse from N to S. Finally tagged this difficult climb after many tries. Took rock shoes and Guide 10's. One day to the tarns at the summit of Main, then 1/2 day back to the car. 20 pound pack but no sleeping bag so sort of a force bivy but it was okay. Partly cloudy but it had been shrouded in clouds for a couple of days so all the vegetation was wet on the N faces, but the rock was dry. Pretty tricky route finding the whole way and very exposed. Probably not one single place with enough room for a 2 person tent and only a few bivy spots.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 5:33 pm

BuckarooN Face of N Index Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 1999

Buckaroo

Solo of this classic climb. It was very dry which is good because the rock is slippery when wet. Came back down the same way about 1/2 raps and 1/2 downclimb. The sketchiest climbing felt like the N face bowl even though that wasn't the hardest. Some of the rap anchors were manky so downclimbed past them.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 5:28 pm

BuckarooWest Route via Anderson Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2002

Buckaroo

Mostly slide alder up Anderson Creek then some snow gulley and faces at the pass and on Main Peak's upper slopes. Epic on the descent, couldn't find the start of the gulley then got off route where you have to gain the lower descent ridge above the lake. It's a long way from the top of the Anderson Creek drainage to the summit. Lots of false summits along the way.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 5:25 pm

ericnoelWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

ericnoel

Kind of a dull approach but once we crossed over the ridge it is a very pretty area. We stuck in the trees on the ridge more than we had to just because the snow, while not steep, has somewhat poor runout. Spectacular summit views.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 12:46 pm

BKWWest Ridge
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

BKW

We made this attempt in May trying to capitalize on the snow covered brush. We followed the route described by Ineher. The plan worked great until the the described permant snowfield just below the summit was in no condition to cross due to steep loose snow and avalanche conditions.
Posted May 25, 2009 12:44 am

Cascade ScramblerGnarly
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Cascade Scrambler

I climbed the bulk of this route on Saturday. After breaking knee and hip deep trail for hours, I was finally turned around by the increasing avalanche danger. The north faces of Index were sliding all morning and were increasing in size. Next time I try this peak, I think I'll approach from Persis.
Posted May 17, 2009 2:22 pm

DBakerHourglass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

DBaker

Hourglass gully route. Mostly melted-out; class 4 stuff, two or three of the pitches might have been low 5th class. Brought set of nuts and a couple big tricams, skinny rope (9.2mm). Ample natural protection.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 6:07 pm

larryNWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

larryN

We basically followed Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" route. However, we worked toward the north side of the West ridge and traversed the permanent snow field to avoid the 3rd class scrambling that Smoot mentions, making this a straight forward 2nd class route.
Posted Aug 23, 2007 1:56 am

setrentNorth Ridge North Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007
A climb with much history. Some route finding and brush wacking lead to an airy exposed finish.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 1:54 am

Franko1946Route Climbed: Snow gully up east side Date Climbed: May 1978  Sucess!
Huge cornice on top.
Posted Oct 2, 2005 10:50 pm

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