Great Northern Slab Rock Climbing
Overview of the area.
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).
Climbing Season For the Lower Town Wall area.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['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
Terminal Preppie 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a WA
: ... : 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
Sunny day at the Lower Wall
Below the Great Northern Slab, looking up at Libra...
Casey starts up the 5.8 entry to the GNS
Blockbuster hasn't made its way into the archives ...