Great Northern Slab Rock Climbing
Sunny day at the Lower Wall
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.
The trail from the parking lot leads straight to the Great Northern Slab (i.e. don't turn left or right, just go straight).
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Great Northern Slab
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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'
Taurus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Aires 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 250'
Libra Crack 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Great Northern Slab
Aires 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WA
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Aires is a high quality 5 pitch climb up Index's Great Northern Slab area. This route features an excellent variety of climbing styles, perfect protection, and gorgeous Index granite. Unfortunately, all of the pitches are very short (some less than 30 feet). I've left the rating on this route at 5.8+, but if you're new to Index climbing you are in for a big surprise. This route would easily be rated 5.9+ or 5.10A in Leavenworth.The approach is a piece of cake. Cross the tracks and follow th...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
Below the Great Northern Slab, looking up at Libra...
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Casey starts up the 5.8 entry to the GNS