All Locations > Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Inner Walls > Grandeur Buttress
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|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Sept 2018, Doug Taylor, Matt Trabun, Geoff Georges, Gabe Webster, Nate Redon|
|Page Views:||629 total · 53/month|
|Shared By:||Douglas Taylor on Sep 28, 2018|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details
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 email@example.com. Big thanks to WDFW and the climbers who are assisting with the Index Volunteer Raptor Monitoring Program this year, and to Patagonia & Feathered Friends for additional support of the Newhalem and Index raptor programs!
This climb starts generously bolted to just below the crux, where the natural pro becomes more trustworthy. Pull the crux and continue through easier, but thoughtful terrain. Follow the natural line to a ledge, then meander to the right to a bolt where you'll continue straight up to another bolt then a hand-crack in a pod which takes you to the anchors next to the tree.
The EXTREMELY obvious boulder at the lowest point of the Grandeur Buttress marks the start.