All Locations > Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Middle Town Walls > Blues Cliff
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|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||Cal Folsom, David Feinberg, 90|
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|Shared By:||Drewsky on Dec 30, 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!
Start with a difficult crack bolder problem to the right of the obvious flake start to Twelve Gauge IQ. Climb part of that route and step over to a finger crack on the right face. Getting started in the crack is the crux. One can traverse left at the top into the sport climb Twelve Gauge IQ, or, I believe, head right to another anchor. I can't remember if this other anchor currently exists, however.
A 60m rope lowers from either anchor. This and the aforementioned Twelve Gauge IQ are located on the far left side of the Blues Cliff, to the right of Accidental Discharge.