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Shared By: Jon Nelson on May 14, 2013
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From the Narrow Arrow summit area, go partway up Tatoosh, then exit right onto a ledge. Go right on the ledge to an obvious corner (10b) left of the headwall. Another bolt protects the moves to the top, the highest point on the Lower Wall.

For other details, see the beta images for "Higher Learning".


Gear to 3.5", one bolt.


geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
What's with the Tuna theme at Index? Is there some history here?
Missing the boat.

In the Cummins book the crack is called the A2 variation of Tatoosh. How did a A2 crack become 10b? Feb 11, 2014
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
About the tuna, do you mean this one and Dr Sniff?

I don't know if the similarity is a coincidence or not. I had nothing to do with either name. Bobcats, on the other hand, is definitely an Index theme... Feb 11, 2014
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
I was wondering about the bobcats as well. It was fun seeing the history behind the Strange Boar and associated friends. May 28, 2014
Stig .
Stig .   Seattle
someone told me there was a local nicknamed tuna and he had a glass eye. sounds reasonable enough. Dec 29, 2014
Nate Redon
Seattle, WA
Nate Redon   Seattle, WA
The cruxy bolted start is pretty unsafe in my opinion. I checked out the original finger crack start to the left (by the tree) and then stepped to the right to clip the second bolt. This felt much safer and more in line with the grade (but still not a gimme). Jul 5, 2017