Monday, May 19, 2008

First Index Trip - May 17

Sorry, no pictures. I haven't exactly figured out the easiest way to take pictures while rock climbing. I'm usually doing something that involves people's well being and prefer not to multitask. So it was my first time at Index. Julie and I went to the lower town wall, and climbed The Great Northern Slab. (5.6) It is an enjoyable route, and wasn't too busy. Interesting anchors at the top of the first pitch. (The Railroad bolts) comprise of a set up old 1"+ iron rings that were used when the area was a quarry. The day was hot and we top-roped a 5.8 hand/fist crack later in the afternoon. Fortunately it was partially shaded.

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