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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).
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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'
Sickle Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Taurus 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
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'
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Breakfast of Champions 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a WA : Index : ... : Great Northern Slab
This is the second pitch of Roger's Corner. Take the obvious handcrack next to the tree. Straightforward, fun jams. You'll wish this went on for another 150 feet. A bonus is that it stays dry in the rain. There is an anchor on the ledge above, and you can toprope Marginal Karma, the 11b immediately to the right, from those bolts. You can also approach this from the top of GNS if you don't want to go up Roger's....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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