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jsut wonderin.....i am going to everett during the summer andi hear that index has some granite.....just wonderin what kind of climbin....trad sport....crack face....haven't been there.....but i will be staying in everett....so not that far away thanks for the help in andvance.... [big Drink][laf][sleep]

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UMMMM index in a tacoma only crag....we let a few seattle-lites there, but you need to prove yourself:

a: fighting rayb: being an attractive femalec: just give me money

just kdding

index is the best craggin area in the state.....there is lots of trad and sport there....be prepared to climb .10 and above almost exclusivly....it is steep and proud....

daryl cramers guide book sky valley rock is the shiznit.......you must get it.....

have fun and i'll see you out there and feel free to contact me as i waste most of my free time there.....cuz someday i want to be good!!!!!!

enjoy

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Index rules. Bring a large rack and prepare to get squashed by the ratings. Looks like a mini Squamish or something.. Good sportos at Country dont know much else on that subject.

Free camping and parking kick ass. [big Drink] Pub nearby with lowlife rednecks are always entertaining.

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Originally posted by rayborbon:
Good sportos at Country dont know much else on that subject.

Is this the place you wear that spandex? One size fits all.

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Here's a link to Clint Cumins' online guide to Index Town Walls climbing area. Crammer's guide has a few more routes in it than the website.

http://www.stanford.edu/~clint/index/

btw- there are lots of good routes there from 5.7 to 5.9, mostly cracks that eat up the pro. wink.gif" border="0

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Originally posted by rayborbon:
.....Pub nearby with lowlife rednecks are always entertaining.

Ray:

Your application to the Eastern Snohomish County chapter of the Lowlife Redneck Fellows has finally been reviewed and subsequently approved.

We are willing to overlook your aparant addiction to Duran Duran and WHAM! music because you can party with the best of them and your apparant desire to kill mountain goats.

We look forward to an initiation ritual next meeting where you will be required to play "I'm a Cowboy Baby" by Kid Rock on a banjo.

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Nothing wrong with some KR white trash music.

Mountain goats are wusses.

I climb with a 6 pack in my gut at all times. and who said I was not part of the redneck crowd. Wham and Duran Duran are my favs.

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Damn! Too much whining on the site today. Going back to my themes of last week (lists -already did Leavenworth): Any specific recommendations for Scott at Index?

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5.6- GREAT NORTHERN SLAB5.7- ARE THERE ANY??5.8- LIZARD ROUTE, PRINCLEY AMBITIONS, 1ST HALF OF TOXIC SHOCK5.9- GODZILLA, THEM, 2ND PART TOXIC SHOCK, G/M ROUTE5.10- SAGITARIUS, LIBRA CRACK, DAVIS HOLLAND/LOVIN ARMS, HEART OF COUNTRY, DR SNIFF & THE TUNA BOATERS.....

MY MIND IS DRAWING A BLANK......

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Jap Gardens (to 1st chains. I hear it is good after that too.. [chubit] )

Sagittarius to 2nd chains (ringing flake)

Princely Ambitions

Roger's Corner

The Lizard (gotta love butt lips chimney!)

Zoom

Toxic Shock (although I think opposite of Eriks ratings- but it's good either way) Godzilla

Private Idaho has a couple or three good cracks..

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5.7- Senior Citizens in Space, 5.7- Sickle Crack (up left to Pisces)5.9- Battered Sandwich, Magic Fern

Isn't Thin Fingers officially a 10 now if you go around the crux at the start of p2?

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Originally posted by Peter Puget:
Anyone ever doen Gold Bar Girls or Claus Von Bewlow? Haven't heard much about them so my guess is they are dirty.

GOLD BAR IS A FUN ROUTE AND IT IS SLIGHTLY DIRTY, THE MOVE FROM THE BELAY LEDGE TO THE FLAKES IS QUITE HAIRY........THE UPPER STUFF IS A BUT SKETCHY, BUT ISNT THAT PART OF THE FUN?!?!?!!?!?!?

WANT TO TRY KLAUS HERE SOON........

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Originally posted by erik:
5.6- GREAT NORTHERN SLAB5.7- ARE THERE ANY??5.8- LIZARD ROUTE, PRINCLEY AMBITIONS, 1ST HALF OF TOXIC SHOCK5.9- GODZILLA, THEM, 2ND PART TOXIC SHOCK, G/M ROUTE5.10- SAGITARIUS, LIBRA CRACK, DAVIS HOLLAND/LOVIN ARMS, HEART OF COUNTRY, DR SNIFF & THE TUNA BOATERS.....

MY MIND IS DRAWING A BLANK......

5.7-Taurus, Senior Citizens in Space5.9-Roger's Corner5.10- Breakfast of Champions, Rattletale 2nd and 3rd pitch, Pork Chop Torpedo

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Even Steven next to Toxic Shock. Just don't fall in the wrong place and impale yourself on the rock spike off the ledge. shocked.gif" border="0

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Originally posted by erik:
5.6- GREAT NORTHERN SLAB5.7- ARE THERE ANY??

The hand jamcrack just right of GNS. Also Ultrabrutal at the Country, 1st p Rogers Corner

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Originally posted by erik:
5.8- LIZARD ROUTE, PRINCLEY AMBITIONS, 1ST HALF OF TOXIC SHOCK

The 5.8 on the extreme right hand side of Upper Town Wall - classic! Princely is pretty 9+/10a, not 5.8. Maybe the 2nd pitch, but not the first!

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5.10- SAGITARIUS, LIBRA CRACK, DAVIS HOLLAND/LOVIN ARMS, HEART OF COUNTRY, DR SNIFF & THE TUNA BOATERS.....

5.9 - Thin Fingers Approach

5.11 - Thin Fingers (steep!), Model Worker, Iron Horse, Japanese Gardens, that TR off the anchors at the top of GNS

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I have been up on a 5.8 (?) route called the Backroad on the extreme left margin of the Upper Wall twice now and have never figured out where it goes to get to the top. Has anyone actually done that route to the top, and if so, where does it go from the rightward traverse onto the ledge?

Also, the rock to the east of the Beyond has been developed from what I hear. Has anyone done any of those routes, and if so, are they worth the walk?

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Originally posted by Bronco:
Here's a link to Clint Cumins' online guide to Index Town Walls climbing area. Crammer's guide has a few more routes in it than the website.


One thing I noticed about Clint's site is the absence of Private Idaho

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I haven't seen anyone mention p1 of The Zipper. Stemming up an overhanging finger crack, then a thin crack up a slab with interesting features. 10a/b-ish and real nice. p2 is a nice aid pitch through a huge roof ("ice cream scoop roof") if you like aid.

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thanks- just wonderin what the belay stations are like (gear or bolted) doesn't matter much just trying to get a feel for the area before i head down.

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Most of the classics have good bolts and chains.

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