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Index Air Force 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: jpbrastad on Jul 1, 2009

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Index Air Force (10a) goes up the right-leaning cr...

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Great route, recently cleaned. 5.8 hand crack leads to a crux finger crack section near top of route. Fun route!


Approach from trail to Private Idaho, cairn marks the turn-off to the left. Trail is easy to miss.


Standard rack. You can get a #3 Camalot in down low, and finger size gear protects the crux (yellow TCU).

Rap from anchor.

Most needed protection might be DEET.

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Aug 20, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

the top out was a bushy, dirty, mossy mess. Now cleaner as of Aug 2013. New sling on tree, but still needs anchor.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Aug 21, 2013

Thanks Geoff.

I'm not sure about the mention of DEET in the description of "Protection". I've never noticed many bugs there, certainly no more than elsewhere. It might be a joke, a reference to the wall's name "Wall of 10,000 insects".
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
May 23, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I added the SS anchor with chains today, as well as shoveled off the top out again. did not have a brush with me so pretty dirty, May 22, 2014. Fun route!
By Nate Redon
From: Seattle, WA
Apr 3, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun and currently clean. Worth climbing if you're passing through.
By Ambrose Bittner
From: Seattle, WA
Sep 26, 2016
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Getting into the finger crack was awkward and the crack seemed harder than 10a.

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