(LIST OF CLIMBS + 3 "TRIP REPORTS")
 
2009 - 2018
 
Category: Washington
Rock Type: Granite
Elev: ~500 ft

INDEX TOWN WALLS Climbing


The Index Town Walls is a collection of granite cliffs on HWY 2, just over an hour's drive from Seattle. The rock quality is incredible and the climbing is vertical and stout, featuring a combination of knobs, pockets, crimps, jugs, and slopers; seams, finger, hand, and offwidth cracks; stem corners, bomb-bay, and so much more. The climbing is mostly trad, but there are some bolted pitches here and there. The main problem is that the weather is persnickety, so that several of the routes stay wet well into the Spring or become wet with the first rains of the Fall. But when it's good, it's really good. 

Slow Children (10d)

Index has been my local crag since 2009 (around the time I started grad school at University of Washington). I've climbed there more times than I can count, mainly on spring weekends, and occasionally in the summer (if I'm not up higher in the mountains) or in the fall before the chill and rains settle in. Most of my cragging has focused on the same set of Lower Town Wall classics (like Godzilla, Roger's Corner, Princely Ambitions, Thin Fingers, Tatoosh, ...). But there is a lifetime of rock to explore at Index!

This page just contains a list of the climbs I've done at Index. I've also included photo trip reports for three of the longer routes: two routes on the Upper Town Wall—Davis-Holland+Lovin' Arms link-up and The Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller Memorial Route—and one route on The Diamond—Hell Bent For Glory. But for all of the other climbs, there are no trip reports; usually, I just post photos on mountianproject pages for the climbs I do at Index. 

I created the list on this page in 2018, so I am sure I have missed some routes. Oh well. It's obsessive as it is. =)



ON THIS PAGE:

LINK
List of climbs I've done at Index
Photo trip report for Davis-Holland+Lovin' Arms (10c, 6p)
MAY
15
2010

JULY
14
2013

APR
3
2016

MAY
20
2017

Photo trip Report for Hell Bent For Glory (10d, 7p)
AUG
17
2018

Photo trip Report for The Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller Memorial Route (10+, 5p)
SEPT
18
2018




List of climbs I've done at Index

(Alphabetical order)
CLIMB PITCHES & DIFFICULTY
AREA YEAR CLIMBED

    =multi-pitch    =The Country      =The Diamond
   =Inner Walls      =K Cliff
   =Lookout Point      =Lower Town Wall
   =Mid Wall      =Private Idaho
   =Rattletale Wall      =Upper Town Wall
(*=climbed sometime in 2009-2018; ##=climbed several times)
 
An Act of Strange Boar 10d, 1p Lookout Point *
Aries (aka The Lizard) 5.8+, 5p Lower Town Wall - Great Northern Slab *
 
Baby Tapir 10d, 1p Lookout Point *
Battered Sandwich 5.9, 1p Private Idaho *
Bowling to Biscuits 10d, 2p Lookout Point *
Breakfast of Champions 10a, 1p Lower Town Wall - Great Northern Slab ##
Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller Memorial Route, The 10+, 5p Upper Town Wall - Dana's Arch Areal 2018
 
CF Route 5.9, 1p Side Walls - K Cliff *
Chasin' the Lizard 10a, 1p Rattletale Wall *
City Park (Pitch 2) 10b, 1p Lower Town Wall - Main Wall ##
Climax Control 11c, 1p The Country *
The Cricket 5.7, 1p Rattletale Wall *
Cunning Stunt 10c/d, 1p The Country  ##
Curious Poses 10+, 2p Private Idaho *
 
Davis-Holland Route 10c, 3p Upper Town Wall - Central Wall 2010(x2), 2013, 2016, 2017
Dr. Sniff and the Tuna Boaters 10d, 1p Lower Town Wall - Main Wall *
 
Even Steven 11b, 1p Inner Walls *
 
Folsom Blues 10c, 1p Middle Town Walls - Mid Wall *
 
GM Route 5.9, 3p The Country ##
Godzilla 5.9, 1p Lower Town Wall - Main Wall ##
Great Northern Slab 5.7, 3p Lower Town Wall - Great Northern Slab *
 
Heart of the Country (Pitch 3) 5.10, 1p The Country *
Heaven's Gate 11a, 4p Upper Town Wall - Dana's Arch Area 2014
Hell Bent For Glory 10d, 7p The Diamond 2018
 
Iron Horse (Pitch 2) 10b, 1p Lower Town Wall - Main Wall *
 
Japanese Gardens (Pitch 1) 10a, 1p Lower Town Wall - Main Wall ##
 
Lamplighter 10c, 1p Upper Town Wall - Dana's Arch Area 2014, 2017
Law and Order 10a, 2p Lookout Point *
Libra Crack 10a/b, 1p Lower Town Wall - Great Northern Slab *
Lovin' Arms 10b/c, 3p Upper Town Wall - Central Wall 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017
 
Magic Fern 10a, 1p Private Idaho *
Marginal Karma 11b, 1p Lower Town Wall - Great Northern Slab ##
Mourning Star 5.8, 1p The Country ##
 
PBR 10b, 1p Middle Town Walls - Mid Wall *
Peanuts to Serve You 5.9, 1p Lookout Point *
Plum Pudding 5.9, 1p Middle Town Walls - Mid Wall *
Princely Ambitions 5.9, 2p Lower Town Wall - Main Wall ##
 
Quarry Crack 5.9, 1p Lower Town Wall ##
 
Rattletale 10b, 3p Rattletale Wall *
Rice Krispies 10b, 1p Lookout Point *
Roger's Corner 5.9, 2p Lower Town Wall - Great Northern Slab ##
 
Sagittarius 10b, 1p Lower Town Wall - Main Wall *
Senior Citizens in Space 5.7+, 1p Private Idaho *
Slow Children 10d, 1p Lower Town Wall - Main Wall *
Snake, The 10-, 1p Rattletale Wall *
Special K 5.8, 1p Side Walls - K Cliff *
SS Ultrabrutal 5.7, 1p The Country *
 
Tatoosh 10b, 1p Lower Town Wall ##
Thin Fingers 11a, 1p Lower Town Wall ##
Toxic Shock 5.9, 1p Inner Walls ##
Tunnel Vision 10d, 1p The Country *
 
Wet Dream 5.9+, 1p Private Idaho *
Wild Turkey 5.7, 1p Private Idaho *
 
Zoom 10d, 1p The Country ##