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Air Over Aries S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aries (aka The Lizard) T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blockbuster T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Breakfast of Champions T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Great Northern Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let's Go Bowling T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Libra Crack T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Marginal Karma T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nick O' Time T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
On the Verge S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pisces T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pretty Vacant S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Roger's Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sickle Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sonic Reducer S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Strength Through Bowling T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sugar Bear T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Taurus T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Terminal Preppie T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Voyage to the Bottom of the Verge T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: jonah on Feb 9, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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The obvious handcrack going straight up to the right of the huge eyebolt. Approach as for GNS, Pisces, etc. Goes from tight hands to perfect hands to fists all in the course of 20 feet, then finishes up the beautiful easy crack above. Many people think this is tough for the grade - I've known people who onsight 11 crack to get spanked on this short pitch. Maybe handsize dependent?


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Jesse James
Knoxville, TN
Jesse James   Knoxville, TN
If you have big hands, getting established in the tight hands section will probably seem hard, luckily it widens up quickly. Mar 21, 2006
Tom Bath
Kent, Wa
Tom Bath   Kent, Wa
Definitely a sandbag. It helps to be tall. Stemming as high as possible at the start will allow you to get your hands past some of the tight jams. Dec 5, 2009
Laurel Fan  
Apparently it helps to be short also. Oct 20, 2014
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
But if you are really short with humongous hands, forget it. Oct 21, 2014
Haha, I was glad to see others felt the same way about this climb. Getting into it last week seemed pretty hard. Apparently there used to be a block down low? Jon, your comment really made me laugh Jun 19, 2015
Eric K
Leavenworth, Washington
Eric K   Leavenworth, Washington
I finally got on this again last week and kicked the monkey off my back. 6 years ago on my first trip to Index I could not even TR this thing and had to pull on gear through the whole crux section. I have not tried since until a few days ago, nice to finally lead it clean. Great route, will be doing regularly now! Aug 2, 2016

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