Type: Trad, 180 ft (55 m), 3 pitches
FA: p1 A.Wood, G. Shank, D.Taylor p2-3, A. Wood, D. Taylor, M. Rynkiewicz, G. Webster
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Shared By: Adam Wood on Jul 22, 2020
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

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The labor of love.

It took a handful of hard driven, rain soaked, climbers a year to wrestle this route out of the moss. Perhaps said best by one of our most prolific; “Index takes a village" (and a lot of beer)

P1 Starts right of Hedge trimmer, just behind the tree, clipping bolts up to a thin right trending crack with small pods. Place a cam, move left then right to stand on the crack, then up more bolts. Zag right then Zig left making use of edges and matches with stemming feet through a triangular formation of rails (cruxish). Aim for Mussy hooks if just top roping.  10c/d

IF doing the next pitch forget the Mussys and blast off right up the dog legging crack to an anchor in an alcove, one may also simply begin the second pitch mid blast and link p1-2. 

P2 from the alcove belay, traverse left to a bolt and mantle with conviction. Follow grooves and a weakness through bolts. Do NOT go out the wild ramp left, that is a different and also excellent climb. Go straight up through stemming and a finger jam crux corner. 10d/11a

P3 Le Roof.... Not much to describe, its awesome and harder yet easier than it looks. Mostly bolts but bring a .75. One may shout at parties on Ride the Lightning 10c/d 

Descent: p3 Has Mussy Hooks. From P2 parties can rappel to the ground with a 70 meter.


Just behind the large tree right of Flying Salamander and the Tombstone. Two bolts leading up fun slabbish or juggish climbing depending on the path chosen.

Protection / Top Roping.

Single rack to 0.75 mostly bolts.

p1 and p2 are best led as one 34 meter pitch. (Makes for a classic Index TR) ....Recommended...

P1 can be top roped from obvious mussy hooks with no traverse at only 10c

Everything Hertz is a fine alternative starting pitch and is easily linked into p2