Please do not climb in the area shown here until approximately July 15, 2019. This includes climbs in the Black Sea area of the Upper Cheeks. The Perverse Traverse is open to reach the Beach area, but if any defensive behavior is observed, climbers should leave the surrounding area & report activity: firstname.lastname@example.org. Big thanks to WDFW and the climbers who are assisting with the Index Volunteer Raptor Monitoring Program this year, and to Patagonia & Feathered Friends for additional support of the Newhalem and Index raptor programs!
A short wall with several great thin cracks. One can easily set up topropes, or can lead.
Hike the Upper Town Wall (UTW) trail. Just before you reach the base of the UTW, take the trail to your right towards the Black Sea and Cheeks. This trail takes you over the top of the cliff, which you will not see, but look for a faint trail that turns right and goes down between two cliffs. At the base, go right to the base of the routes. (If you instead go left at the base, you will go past Black Planet and other routes of the Lower Cheeks.)
You can also approach Pressure Drop wall via talus from climbers left of the route, but this is loose and not well travelled.