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Great Northern Slab

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L to R R to L Alpha
Air Over Aries S 
Aires T 
Blockbuster T 
Breakfast of Champions T 
Great Northern Slab T 
Let's Go Bowling T,S 
Libra Crack T 
Marginal Karma T 
Nick O' Time T 
On the Verge S 
Pisces T 
Pretty Vacant S 
Roger's Corner T 
Sickle Crack T 
Sonic Reducer S 
Strength Through Bowling T 
Sugar Bear T 
Taurus T 
Terminal Preppie T,S 
Voyage to the Bottom of the Verge T 

Great Northern Slab Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.81842, -121.57221 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Great Northern Slab is where many climb their first time at Index. There are a lot of fun, moderate trad routes, mostly 2-3 pitches in length. When the sun is out, the routes are all in the sun.

If it is too hot, the relatively cool Inner & Side Walls, as well as Lookout Point, also have great moderate (5.9 and below) routes.

Getting There 

The trail from the parking lot leads straight to the Great Northern Slab (i.e. don't turn left or right, just go straight).

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.2 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=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 Great Northern Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Great Northern Slab:
Pisces   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Great Northern Slab   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Taurus   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Sickle Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   
Roger's Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Blockbuster   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 20'   
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Libra Crack   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Strength Through Bowling   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sugar Bear   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Voyage to the Bottom of the Verge   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Marginal Karma   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Terminal Preppie   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Great Northern Slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Terminal Preppie:  Taking a TR run.

Terminal Preppie 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WA : Index : ... : Great Northern Slab
I absolutely love this route!!! Terminal Preppie offers multiple 5.11 cruxes with a great blend of power and finesse. Climb easily to the first bolt, then ponder the first crux: an insecure friction sequence to nab a good jug below the roof. Undercling right and power over the bolt-protected roof (5.10 if you do it right), then balance up to a short crack/flake. Place a small wired if you want, or run it out to clip the first bolt of a fantastic three-bolt crimping sequence on matchstick to...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of Great Northern Slab Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Below the Great Northern Slab, looking up at Libra...
Below the Great Northern Slab, looking up at Libra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Blockbuster hasn't made its way into the archives ...
Blockbuster hasn't made its way into the archives ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Casey starts up the 5.8 entry to the GNS
Casey starts up the 5.8 entry to the GNS
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of the area.
Overview of the area.

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