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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.
The trail from the parking lot leads straight to the Great Northern Slab (i.e. don't turn left or right, just go straight).
20 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Great Northern Slab:
Pisces 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Sickle Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Taurus 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Great Northern Slab 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches
Aires 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 250'
Roger's Corner 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Blockbuster 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 20'
Breakfast of Champions 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Libra Crack 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Voyage to the Bottom of the Verge 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Strength Through Bowling 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Marginal Karma 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Terminal Preppie 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Pretty Vacant 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Sonic Reducer 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Great Northern Slab
Terminal Preppie 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a WA : Index Town Walls : ... : 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
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