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|Type:||Sport, 150 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Thomas Ramier, Micah Faville|
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|Shared By:||Thomas Ramier on May 20, 2013|
|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.
Two distinctively different pitches of ridiculously fun, airy climbing at the top of the wall.
This two pitch route starts off the left side of the poop deck. A large ledge in the middle of the wall down and right of the the P1 anchors of Black Sea. The ledge can be accessed most easily by rappeling or lowering in from the anchors of Echolocation(11+) or from just about any bolt on that route(<10+). It is also possible to climb half way up Echolocation then move right at the overlap onto P1 of Gods Bones midway up and lower off of bolts there. This allows the second to clean all the gear off of Echolocation before lowering down to the poop deck and pulling the rope for a lead, leaving two of the bolts on Gods Bones hung.
- Hung gear may offend the sensibilities of...some people. For those a third option exists. Admiral Harrington, his Jolly Boys and the Code of the Sea(11-) combines the first half of Echolocation and sails on past to anchor below P2 of Gods Bones.