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The Great Northern Slab is where many climb their first time at Index. There are a lot of fun, moderate trad routes, mostly 2-3 pitches in length. When the sun is out, the routes are all in the sun.
The trail from the parking lot leads straight to the Great Northern Slab (i.e. don't turn left or right, just go straight).
20 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Great Northern Slab:
Pisces 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Taurus 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Sickle Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Great Northern Slab 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches
Aires 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 250'
Roger's Corner 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Breakfast of Champions 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Libra Crack 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Strength Through Bowling 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Marginal Karma 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Terminal Preppie 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Sonic Reducer 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Great Northern Slab
Pisces 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b WA : Index : ... : Great Northern Slab
This perfect splitter handcrack is really a continuation of Libra Crack but is often climbed by itself. To climb the crack w/o climbing Libra there are two options:1. Climb the 5.0 gully past the giant rings and up the corner before traversing left to the base of the crack.2. Climb the 5.4 corner above, and just left, of Blockbuster before traversing left past an arete to the base of the crack. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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