Elevation: 696 ft
GPS: 47.818, -121.572 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lizzy Trower on Jan 26, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: The Novel Coronavirus & 2020 Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

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.

Getting There

The trail from the parking lot leads straight to the Great Northern Slab (i.e. don't turn left or right, just go straight).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Great Northern Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 178
Pisces
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 379
Great Northern Slab
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 50
Sickle Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Taurus
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 263
Aries (aka The Lizard)
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 251
Roger's Corner
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 244
Breakfast of Champions
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 121
Libra Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Sugar Bear
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 33
Strength Through Bowling
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Voyage to the Bottom of the Verge
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 42
Marginal Karma
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 27
Terminal Preppie
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Sonic Reducer
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pisces
 178
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Great Northern Slab
 379
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Sickle Crack
 50
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Taurus
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Aries (aka The Lizard)
 263
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Roger's Corner
 251
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Breakfast of Champions
 244
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Libra Crack
 121
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Sugar Bear
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Strength Through Bowling
 33
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Voyage to the Bottom of the…
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Marginal Karma
 42
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Terminal Preppie
 27
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Sonic Reducer
 10
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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