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|Type:||Trad, 600 ft (182 m), 6 pitches|
|FA:||5/4/2018 Ryan Hoover, Michal Rynkiewicz, Chandler Davis|
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|Shared By:||Ryan Hoover on May 8, 2018 · 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!
P1/2 - Climb P1 and 2 of Hell Bent
P3 - Climb the corner immediately left of Hell Bent. Easy traditionally protected climbing leads to a steep technical corner. Gear, Bolts 5.11a.
P4 - Start up the sloper rail and follow the bolt line out left. Outrageous climbing on thin edges, pinches and side pulls will bring you to the anchor. Bolts 5.11b.
P5 - Start off the anchor stemming and break right. Follow a rad symmetrical vertical triple seam into enjoyable face climbing. Gear, Bolts 5.10.
P6 - Dubbed the Sucker Fish, this pitch packs a punch. Pull off the ledge through a small overhang and it’s immediately game on. Big moves between small holds and some jaw dropping exposure bring you past the first 2 long crux sequences to a thank god rest ledge. One last crux on some bigger holds brings you to the chains! Bolts 5.11c.
Rap the line. It’s easiest to wrap straight down from the P5 anchors to the anchors for The Earth’s Clitoris. Although without too much struggle, you can rap the line exact.
pitch starts in the corner just left of Hell Bents P3.