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Great Northern Slab

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Air Over Aries S 
Aires T 
Blockbuster T 
Breakfast of Champions T 
Great Northern Slab T 
Let's Go Bowling T,S 
Libra Crack T 
Marginal Karma T 
Nick O' Time T 
On the Verge S 
Pisces T 
Pretty Vacant S 
Roger's Corner T 
Sickle Crack T 
Sonic Reducer S 
Strength Through Bowling T 
Sugar Bear T 
Taurus T 
Terminal Preppie T,S 
Voyage to the Bottom of the Verge T,S 

Great Northern Slab 


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Submitted By: Lizzy Trower on Jan 26, 2006
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Description 

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.

If it is too hot, the relatively cool Inner & Side Walls, as well as Lookout Point, also have great moderate (5.9 and below) routes.


Getting There 

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


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',7],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Great Northern Slab:
Pisces   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Sickle Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Taurus   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Great Northern Slab   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   
Aires   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 250'   
Roger's Corner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Breakfast of Champions   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Libra Crack   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Strength Through Bowling   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Marginal Karma   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Terminal Preppie   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Sonic Reducer   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Terminal Preppie:  Taking a TR run.

Terminal Preppie 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WA : Index : ... : Great Northern Slab
I absolutely love this route!!! Terminal Preppie offers multiple 5.11 cruxes with a great blend of power and finesse. Climb easily to the first bolt, then ponder the first crux: an insecure friction sequence to nab a good jug below the roof. Undercling right and power over the bolt-protected roof (5.10 if you do it right), then balance up to a short crack/flake. Place a small wired if you want, or run it out to clip the first bolt of a fantastic three-bolt crimping sequence on matchstick to...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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Blockbuster hasn't made its way into the archives of this site but heres a photo
Blockbuster hasn't made its way into the archives ...
Below the Great Northern Slab, looking up at Libra Crack near the top center.  Most of the climbing takes place above Libra Crack.
Below the Great Northern Slab, looking up at Libra...
Sunny day at the Lower Wall
Sunny day at the Lower Wall
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