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Index 5/6/12
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Author:  BenPS [ Tue May 08, 2012 5:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Index 5/6/12

Grant and I got out for a really fun day in Index last Sunday. We climbed the GNR in two pitches through some combination of different routes that I"m not sure what we did. We definitely hit the mellow hand crack that is the continuation of Libra crack, as an introduction to hand jamming for Grant. From the top of GNR, we rappelled to Breakfast of Champions. I'm not exactly sure why we did that. I think I just saw the crack, and wanted to go climb it. Rapping from the top of GNR to Breakfast of Champions goes, but it is kinda annoying. Breakfast of Champions itself was super awesome.

After that, we ate lunch, and then had a very long break were we searched for an unoccupied climb. We considered Tatoosh, but despite asking everybody near that climb if anyone was waiting for it, after short trip away to get the rope, someone was on it and looked to be at it for a while. We ended up waiting for Princely Ambitions, which also turned out to be a long wait. The climb was very nice, and we ended up bringing up a rope for a guy named Chuck who didn't have a partner. He gave us a lot of beta on finding other places to climb at Index, and ended up following us up the second pitch of Princely Ambitions.

We ran into Veronica rappeling, and she took this picture. Apparently I was having a pretty nice time:


After another short wait, we finished the day with a run up Godzilla, which was pumpier than I remembered. Still trying to rebuild my fitness to last seasons level.

The days are getting long! I'm pretty stoked for climbing season.

Author:  Nathan Johnson [ Wed May 09, 2012 9:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Index 5/6/12

yes that 5.6 handcrack above libra is amazing. best 5.6 crack in washington by far- everyone should climb it. skip the 5.6 finger crack slab to the left.
its so good you dont even need pro!

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