All Locations > Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Lower Town Wall > Great Northern Slab
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|Type:||Sport, 90 ft|
|FA:||Jon Nelson, Greg Olsen, Russell Erickson|
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|Shared By:||Drewsky on Dec 28, 2008|
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper Cheeks Details
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!
Left of Terminal Preppie and Pretty Vacant is this line of 7 bolts. The crux is encountered amongst the first three bolts. Despite the low angle, expect to pull hard on small holds. The author of the most recent guidebook, Darryl Cramer, calls it "...an example of truly difficult low angle slab climbing." (Sky Valley Rock, 1999) That pretty much sums it up. The rest of the climb is 5.10 and is very enjoyable.
The slab left of Roger's Corner contains three classy slab climbs: Terminal Preppie, Pretty Vacant, and Sonic Reducer; they are encountered in that order.