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Elevation: 1,180 ft
GPS: 47.82545, -121.55725
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Shared By: Mark Straub on Oct 17, 2010 · Updates
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This is the crag directly to the right of Private Idaho. One way to get there is to walk about 3 minutes along a faint climbers trail from the base of Senior Citizens in Space.

Relatively few people visit Hag Crag, but there are some good slab routes on this cliff as well as low-angle cracks.

The base of the crag has some huge big-leaf maples, making it shady during summer. This makes it perfect for a busy summer day at Index.

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Park in town, walk to the tracks, and follow the train tracks left until you see a trail on the wall side of the tracks with a wooden bridge. Follow this trail to a crest, then go right (left goes to boulders). A casual, garden-like section takes to to a large boulder (Midnite). 

From this boulder are two ways to go. The old way is to go straight, passing west of the boulder then uphill through some forest and talus for another 5 minutes to a T junction. Head right. Continue for 5-10 minutes, trending right to the base of Private Idaho. The trail traverses along the base of Private Idaho. (If you miss the turnoff to Private Idaho then when the talus hits the wall, go right and traversing along the base of Lookout Point (just above Private Idaho), then you will eventually reach a gully. Hag Crag is at the bottom of this gully, just to the east.)  If you take the earlier right turn at the talus, then traverse to the end of this wall where there is the popular  Senior Citizens in Space corner crack. Keep going up and right to the next wall and you are there.

Since 2019 there has been a quicker trail that goes directly to Hag. At Midnite, take the right turn just in front of the boulder and head east along the meandering trail. Pass some boulders, cross a small talus field, and then go up past two short bluffs (the upper one has a waterfall in winter and spring). The trail gets steeper here and goes directly up to Hag Crag from below.

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Details: Large trees overhead makes this crag shady all day

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