The huge wall sitting above the town of Index visible from the road into town. Has long routes, both aid and free, and a mix of trad and sport. At about 30-min, it has a longer approach than the 2-min one to the Lower Wall, but well worth the hike.
From the Lower Wall parking, follow the train tracks to the Country area. Walk to the far right of the clearing, near the start of GM (there may be a notice board up) and follow the obvious path uphill to the base of the central wall area.
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Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200' The Beach
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Davis-Holland Route 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b WA : Index Town Walls : ... : Central Wall Area
The Davis-Holland Route is a super-classic at Index. Although it technically has 6 pitches, most only do the first 3 and either rap from there or continue up Lovin' Arms to the top of the Upper Wall (this combination is also very classic).P1: Jam up a handcrack (sometimes a little wet when the rest of the route is dry). Upon reaching a ledge, wander over right and then back to your left on small terraces to reach a bolted belay in a right-facing corner.P2: Jam and/or lieback the crack up the rig...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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