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|Type:||Sport, 125 ft (38 m)|
|FA:||Dave Anderson, Bruce Carson, Doug Taylor, Gabe Webster, Adam Wood|
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|Shared By:||Douglas Taylor on Aug 24, 2020|
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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!
The Sauropod Argentinosuarus was the largest living land animal measuring in at 38 meters long, just about as long as this climb.
The climb starts with 15 meters of Smilodon fatalis, a cute little kitty-cat of a climb in comparison. Judicious use of runners will make for less rope drag as you punch past the first anchor and work your way up the spine of this Patagotitan. Crimps, knobs and layback rails are your paleontological climbing tools until you merge with the last bolt of Racer X and onto the shared anchor.
One can split this climb into 2 pitches for the Cuddly Kitty and a Baby Dinosaur pair of pitches. A 70M rope will get the leader back to the Smilodon anchor. An 80M rope actually gets the leader back to the ground.
Go back 93 million years, start with Smilodon fatalis and continue past the first anchors.