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Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Greg Collum, Greg Child|
|Page Views:||161 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Drewsky on Oct 25, 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.
This climb weaves a path up the wall to the right of Total Seawash Calypso. I believe the current interpretation is a combination of the beginning of Savage Gardens and the end of Willing Slave (see below), but I'm not sure. The climbing is exciting and has short cruxes between stances throughout. The climb falls under the 'slab climbing with features' category and has some classic Index moves!
Head out the ledge past Total Seawash Calypso to a bolted belay anchor. The ledge thins considerably, so use care! This route is one of a pair (Savage Gardens and Willing Slave) that start on either side of the lower belay anchor, converge midway for a couple of bolts, then diverge again and end at different anchors. The current climbable (recently cleaned?) line heads right at the beginning, then finishes at the left anchor up top.
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