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Earwax Wall

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Antidote S 
Biology of Small Appliances, The S 
Black Flag of the Schwarzer Kamin, The S 
Domestic Violence T 
Earwax T 
Killslug S 
Raggedy Andy S 
Raggedy Anne S 
Sideshow S 
Slugshow S 
Soul on Ice S 
Young Cynics S 

Earwax Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.8233, -121.56782 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This wall is semi-shaded and can be a good summer option. The rock here lends itself to positive face climbing and most of the routes are just under vertical or overhung. There are at least a dozen quality routes here. They range from the friendly, positive Sideshow (.10c/d) and Black Flag (.10+) to the micro-edging testpieces like Soul on Ice (.12c) and the ultra-thin The Antidote (.13-). Since when were .12c and .13- "testpieces" in this day and age, you ask? Well, since you tried them at Index! There are a couple of cracks as well: Domestic Violence, Earwax, and Killslug.

Getting There 

Located on the far left side of the main upper wall. Approach via the upper wall trail. At one point the trail surmounts a step via a fixed rope. The Biology of Small Appliances (.12) arete is the first feature encountered. It should be noted that this continues to be a drop zone for trash from *ahem* "4WD motor sports enthusiasts" which consists mostly of Bud Light (TM) and Natural Ice (TM) cans but can include the occasional truck canopy or live firecracker. People have also allegedly been shot at while climbing on the Upper Walls in the past, although (luckily!) this does not seem to be a continuing issue. Use caution on the trail, particularly under the Tempitchuous area, which is a little ways before reaching Earwax wall proper.

Climbing Season

For the Upper Town Wall area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',5],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Earwax Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Earwax Wall:
The Black Flag of the Schwarzer Kamin   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Sideshow   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
Earwax   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Raggedy Andy   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Earwax Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The bottom of Soul on Ice, as seen from the ground...

Soul on Ice 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  WA : Index : ... : Earwax Wall
Overhung climbing on mostly positive holds leads over a bulge to very continuous micro-edging on the more gradual headwall. Extremely thin at the crux. This is quintessential Index sport climbing: thin, desperate, and requiring an absolute fusion of poise and raw power. Awesome! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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