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Mosster of Puppets
Avg: 2.4 from 9
FA: James Maltman, Brian Bartels
> Central-W Casca…
> Skykomish Valley
> Lookout Point Area
> Mossquito Wall
Access Issue: The Novel Coronavirus & Seasonal Raptor Closure
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) Seasonal raptor closure.
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!
Almost nonexistant hands and friction feet make for a fantastic 5.9 introduction to Index slab climbing. Work your way up dishes and knobs to the ledge 3/4 the way up the wall, plug a #1 in the horizontal crack, and finish at the same anchors as Moss Def. Shares a start hold/first bolt with Hit the Moss
The route just to the left of Mossquerade, shares a start
Almost entirely bolted, a #1 for the horizontal 3/4 the way up the wall