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Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : And Say (5.11b)
By: derekpearson When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Sweet! I'm stoked , p1 is not to bad even when dirty . The wide section is fun and pretty clean.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: derekpearson When: 6 days ago

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Comments: This is the ultimate finish to a three pitch route . P3 is not complete and unsafe, so I do not recommend it. There are two very large flakes that need to be dealt with afters hours. As soon as it's done we will let you know . Until then enjoy the first 2 pitches .


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : The Velvet Pedestal (5.10a)
By: derekpearson When: 6 days ago

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Comments: This route is fun. The first pitch is dirty but don't let that stop you.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : And Say (5.11b)
By: derekpearson When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: I saw evidence of an ascent.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: derekpearson When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: That looks pretty clean .


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : A Hatch (5.12)
By: derekpearson When: Apr 9, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Chris for helping to finish this pitch. I should have taken a before pic.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Steel Pulse (5.10b)
By: derekpearson When: Mar 17, 2015

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Comments: I did the whole route a long time ago and remember it was really good. The run out is a little bigger on the last pitch then the well bolted p1 .


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Little Fire (5.10d)
By: derekpearson When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Pitch 1 has been dug out. It still needs a scrub and a blower when it gets warmer.

Go like you are going to go to Meadow and Spicer up the fix hand line, at the tree that the line is tied walk back down the ledge to a chain belay. Starting here is 5.2 even with the residual dirt. I will finish soon but dont know when. But at least one can climb this fun route with out a fixed jug line.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Dead Reckoning (aka the Ter... (5.12a)
By: derekpearson When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: Kerwinl, go to the beach photos and look at "index steep" photo . That should answer your question . Lol. I think you need two ropes .


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Diamond Area : ... : Photo
By: derekpearson When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: This route is on my list to clean up. Replace bolts and scrub. The creek is easy to get up after a couple days of no rain.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Diamond Area : ... : Photo
By: derekpearson When: Feb 18, 2015

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Comments: Centerfold dries out with a couple days of no rain.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Law and Order (5.10a)
By: derekpearson When: Jul 30, 2014

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Comments: I just noticed Geoff your the one that cleaned at the start thanks!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Law and Order (5.10a)
By: derekpearson When: Jul 30, 2014

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Comments: I like to protect traverse with a .3 or .4 BD cam. Someone did some cleaning at the start its still dirty but it was worse a year ago. I did so much digging on the top and bottom before I placed the bolts. The lay back section was as is. Fun climb totally worth doing.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Marginal Karma (5.11b)
By: derekpearson When: Jun 29, 2014

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Comments: I have , and I think being at the top of p1 would be safer then being on the ground and I've seen it done that way too.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: derekpearson When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: this pic shows the cool shady corner and squeeze.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Bowling to Biscuits (5.10d)
By: derekpearson When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Johan, its a fun pitch. p2 is really cool too.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Law and Order (5.10a)
By: derekpearson When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: Yes the way I set it up is , when you thread the bolt also use the fallen tree . It should have another bolt but I didn't have one and the tree is perfect but not obvious because you are standing on it. originally I only used the tree or double rope rap from p1 law and order's finish.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Little Fire (5.10d)
By: derekpearson When: Aug 10, 2013

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Comments: Thanks Jon !


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Natural Log Cabin (5.11c R)
By: derekpearson When: Aug 2, 2013

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Comments: I rapelled this route 7/29 with a 70 but had to down climb the first move so it can be done with a 70 carefully.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: derekpearson When: Aug 2, 2013

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Comments: You can see in this picture the right variation is clean . The little bushes come back quick here but at least they are a small plant .


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : D is for Dictory (5.11b)
By: derekpearson When: Jul 26, 2013

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Comments: Oh I only added one at the top of the flake . I never got around to doing the rest. I think mike did it .

Mike, where the two bolts are that protect the mantle move to get to the crack , I wanted to move that clip up higher so it protects the move better . And did you replace the carabiniers with links at the anchor ? Moving from the top of the flake left I wanted to add a bolt there . And then reposition the next two bolts .

This one of my favorite climbs . Thanks Jon for the props but I'm ... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Middle Town Walls : ... : Waiting for the Sun (5.9)
By: derekpearson When: Jul 23, 2013

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Comments: Oh yeah I forgot to go back up and put links on the chains. Thanks Bill for cleaning those routes.

That's a great spot. We camped up at the lounge when Eric Brent and me put up the routes. Nice hangout .


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: derekpearson When: Jun 18, 2013

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Comments: Josh is right where Anarchy and Chaos starts . Climb left from this spot to the thin corner . It is really dirty right now but would clean up very easy on a dry day . I wanted to clean that day but didn't have a brush .


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: derekpearson When: Jun 18, 2013

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Comments: This photo shows Spineless really well in the back round . The Private Idaho cliff is in really good shape . I noticed some trail work also thanks to who ever is putting in time to make Index a better place .


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Clay (5.11+)
By: derekpearson When: Jun 13, 2013

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Comments: No sweat Drew I enjoy fixing up anchors when I can .

You know Clay would be an ultimate link up with p3 and 4 of the zipper . A real testpiece for someone looking to on sight five eleven at Index .


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