Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Duck Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Index Air Force T 
Little Fire T 
Making the little ducks quack T,TR 
Meadow and Spicer T 
Sweets for Manuel T 
Them T 

Index Air Force 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: ?
Page Views: 81
Submitted By: jpbrastad on Jul 1, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (19)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Index Air Force (10a) goes up the right-leaning cr...

2016 Seasonal Raptor Closure on the Diamond MORE INFO >>>


Great route, recently cleaned. 5.8 hand crack leads to a crux finger crack section near top of route. Fun route!


Approach from trail to Private Idaho, cairn marks the turn-off to the left. Trail is easy to miss.


Standard rack. You can get a #3 Camalot in down low, and finger size gear protects the crux (yellow TCU).

Rap from anchor.

Most needed protection might be DEET.

Comments on Index Air Force Add Comment
Show which comments
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Aug 20, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

the top out was a bushy, dirty, mossy mess. Now cleaner as of Aug 2013. New sling on tree, but still needs anchor.
By Jon Nelson
Aug 21, 2013

Thanks Geoff.

I'm not sure about the mention of DEET in the description of "Protection". I've never noticed many bugs there, certainly no more than elsewhere. It might be a joke, a reference to the wall's name "Wall of 10,000 insects".
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
May 23, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I added the SS anchor with chains today, as well as shoveled off the top out again. did not have a brush with me so pretty dirty, May 22, 2014. Fun route!
By Nate Redon
From: Seattle, WA
Apr 3, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun and currently clean. Worth climbing if you're passing through.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!