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|Type:||Trad, TR, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||Ed Leeper and FDC Willard|
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|Shared By:||Jon Nelson on May 22, 2013 · Updates|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
1) The novel coronavirus and Index residents.
Residents of Index are very concerned about visitors spreading the virus to them. Please be considerate by taking some serious precautions such as
- Be extra safe to greatly reduce the chance of needing a rescue. (Choose partner carefully, just TR routes. Triple-check setups...)
- Do not interact with the people in town or on a trail. (Choose an obscure crag & route. Drive carefully through town.)
- In case the above two precautions fail or you come across someone on a trail or crag, bring a facemask and gloves to wear to prevent spreading the virus from your breath or hands. In lieu of a facemask, a bandana or scarf over the nose and mouth can also reduce the spread of fine droplets from your nose and mouth when you speak. Also, try to keep the 6-foot recommended distance from other people.
2) 2020 Seasonal raptor closure: Our resident pair of Peregrines selected a nest site on the 6th pitch of Sabbra Cadabra this year, similar to 2016 and 2018 nesting seasons. Please do not climb in the area shown here until approximately July 15, 2020. This includes the upper pitches of Sabbra Cadabra, Black Radish, and Hell Bent for Glory.
Every spring, Washington State Parks, WDFW, Access Fund, and Washington Climbers Coalition partner to identify the nest site of Index's Peregrine falcons. Once identified, a spot closure is instituted around the selected nest site through approximately July 15th. Report potential raptor nesting activity to firstname.lastname@example.org. Big thanks to WDFW and the climbers who are assisting with the Index Volunteer Raptor Monitoring Program each year, and to Patagonia & Feathered Friends for additional support of the Newhalem and Index raptor programs!
In the middle of the crag, climb up the clean right-facing flaring corner, sort of like Battered Sandwich, but facing the other way and a little easier. Initially, a jam crack in a corner, but higher becomes more of a chimney. I've seen some climb the chimney part with their back to the slab, fighting for every inch. It seems faster and easier to do with one's feet on the slab, ones back or hands against the top. The route seems to leave quite an impression on folks, either they love it or they hate it (this might reflect on which side they had their feet).
One can do a variation finish that traverses out onto the slab.
Shares the same start as On the Rebound.
There is a walk-up anchor at the top, about 25' above the old anchor for this route. You can TR from here, doing the fun face moves to the top, or re-direct the rope at the lower anchor. Very easy access.
Full range of gear, including wide pieces. But one may get by with just pieces to 3", with several in the 2-3" range.
Bolted anchor at the top. If you're doing it with a 60m, don't forget to tie knots in the end of your rope.
Who knows who pounded that pin in, but I suppose they probably continued up to the top.