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Abraxas T 
Crying Dragon T 
Davis-Holland Route T 
Golden Arch 
Good Girls Like Bad Boys S 
Green Drag-on T 
Lovin' Arms T 
Rise and Fall T 
Swim T 
Technicians of the Sacred S 
Town Crier T 

Central Wall Area Rock Climbing 

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The tallest region of the wall, roughly in the center-right region of the Upper Town Wall. The main trail ends at the left side of this wall, near the base of the Davis-Holland route, and just left of a large boulder-talus field.

Getting There 

From the Lower Wall parking, follow the train tracks to the GM area. Walk right past the start of GM and follow the obvious path uphill to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Central Wall Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Wall Area:
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Green Drag-on   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C2-3     Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 500'   
Swim   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   
Town Crier   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Nicola Masciandaro in the middle of the second pit...

Davis-Holland Route 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WA : Index : ... : Central Wall Area
The Davis-Holland Route is a super-classic at Index. Although it technically has 6 pitches, most only do the first 3 and either rap from there or continue up Lovin' Arms to the top of the Upper Wall (this combination is also very classic).P1: Jam up a handcrack (sometimes a little wet when the rest of the route is dry). Upon reaching a ledge, wander over right and then back to your left on small terraces to reach a bolted belay in a right-facing corner.P2: Jam and/or lieback the crack up the rig...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Central Wall Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Town Wall - Center topo (1993)
BETA PHOTO: Upper Town Wall - Center topo (1993)
Rock Climbing Photo: Diamond topo (1993)
BETA PHOTO: Diamond topo (1993)

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