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The huge wall sitting above the town of Index visible from the road into town. Has routes both short and long, both aid and free, and both 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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Heaven's Gate 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c WA : Index : ... : Dana's Arch Area
This route is basically a 3 pitch extension to the first pitch of Lamplighter.P1(5.10c). Lamplighter, it is a steep looking wide crack, with many good holds to supplement. After the chimney follow a crack system slightly right past a couple bolts. Don't belay at the first anchor you see! Keep heading right another 20 feet to another two bolt anchor. I thought this was the best pitch on the route.P2(5.11a). Follow Bolts over the bulge directly above the belay to an edgy face.P3(5.10+). More...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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