All Locations > Washington > Central-West Ca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Middle Town Walls > The 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|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details
Each year, Washington Climbers Coalition partners with WA State Parks and WA DFW to monitor the Index Town Walls for nesting raptors. When hiking or climbing outside this closure buffer, avoid disturbance, keep noise to a minimum, and use your best judgment to gauge and mitigate your impact.
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.