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Sep 6, 2011
mmmmmmonkey
yo all you washington climbers,

Its lookin hot this weekend and i am planning on heading up from portland to do a little climbin. What zones in index or leavenworth will be my best bet for staying cool?

thanks for any feedback
matt
Matt Sedor
From portland, or
Joined Jan 8, 2008
30 points
Sep 6, 2011
Me on top of Chianti Spire
The lower wall at Index gets warm, but not too bad. There are some other crags scattered around (Private Idaho, Rattletale, Wall of 10,000 Insects, etc) that are probably nice and shady most of the day. Upper Town Wall probably starts to cool off around 3 or 4 pm.

For Leavenworth, Pearly Gates is north-facing and will be cool early and late in the day, and is the best bang-for-your-buck crag to boot. Castle Rock in the morning would be cool too. I'm sure there are some other decent options too, but the real money would probably be cragging in the AM and floating the river with a beer in the afternoon when it gets really hot.

Have fun!
Eric Fjellanger
Joined May 8, 2008
774 points
Sep 6, 2011
Index is awesome right now. Morning climbing is good, and climbing after 4p.m. anywhere on the crag. Lizzy Scully
From Lyons, Colorado
Joined Jul 23, 2007
38 points
Sep 6, 2011
Me on Mt. Evans
I'd go with Pearly Gates in Leavenworth for this time of the year. And if it gets to hot just dip into icicle creek or do some bouldering in the shade of the forest. Andrew Shoemaker
From Olympia, WA
Joined May 30, 2011
288 points
Sep 6, 2011
mmmmmmonkey
rad, thanks for all the feedback. Climb, then float the river? beer? heeeel yea eric i like your style. Matt Sedor
From portland, or
Joined Jan 8, 2008
30 points


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