Upper and Lower Town Walls, Index, Washington

Photos by Ben Gilkison / www.bentroy.com - If you measure a crag’s merits by rock quality and the influential climbers who there perfected their technique, there can be no doubt Index holds a very special place in the pantheon of granite climbing areas. Index locals know the bullet-hard, fine-grained granite, the splitter cracks, and the faces pimpled with dime-sized chickenheads and edges rivaled anything those Californians have down south. On a clear day at least. Click here to read the feature article from Climbing Magazine No. 179 - INDEX CLUB - The First Rule of Index... You Don’t Talk About Index