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MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - May 20, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
We've got Yosemite and Squamish covered pretty good - where's the Index love?

More stellar 5.11 cracks than you can shake a stick at...

The van in the parking lot, Todd Skinner on the greased City Park, the South African Blond Wunderkind...give it up, people.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
One of the best days was climbing Lower Town Wall then getting a beer at the Index Tavern and grabbing a plastic chair from the lawn, dragging it into the river and swilling while soaking the sore feet in the Skykomish.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 20, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
BITD you swilled at the Index Tav at yer peril.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
I am guessing the Bikers, not the Local Climbing Giant? LOL
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 20, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Man, I WISH I had some stories from there, the climbing looks/sounds sick!
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
I forgot the first rule of Index Club - don't talk about Index.

Guess I am out of the club?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 20, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Great idea Mr E, never been but I'd like to know more about index too. Oh, & your thread title is pics & stories but I don't see any pics.






Ghost?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 20, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
This is one of the first things I posted on the net once you could link photos. The photo quality is pretty bad, and I could never spell and was even worse at proof reading my own writing, e.g. butt!=but. Still, it was a good long day back 12 or 15 years ago. I may clean it up, but don't hold your breath.


http://www.bigstupid.org/Outdoors1/darwin_hmr/climbing/towncrier/tnc.html"

I can't remember when/where I first posted this, but I was coy about the name of the climb, and Clint immediately chimed in with Town Crier based on the "three tiered overhang". Really his guide of Index is one of the coolest things ever. I have a couple copies each of Roper's Red and Green guidebooks to the Valley, but I value the Clint's photocopied Index guide almost as much.

ps:
Mark in this case is the the son of Bill Iffrig, the 78 year old marathoner knocked down by the bomb at the the finish of the Boston Marathon.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 20, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Great place to get humbled!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
May 21, 2013 - 01:30am PT
I think I have spent more fishing days in that area than I have climbing days. Still very good either way.

real
granite.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2013 - 01:42am PT
A pointed question about where is the index love, E.

And one mustn't take any fingers for granite.
MH2

climber
May 21, 2013 - 10:40am PT

Not talk about Index? How about The-Index-That-Was?


I moved to Seattle in '79. My first visit to Index was with a physics student who was studying the Puget Sound gravitational anomaly. We ended up on Narrow Arrow pinnacle and I think we did a short bit of 5.10 near the top but I don't remember which route.

My first visit to the Upper wall was with Bill Myers (if I remember the name correctly). Here he is getting ready for Davis-Holland.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
May 21, 2013 - 10:53am PT
The van in the parking lot, Todd Skinner on the greased City Park, the South African Blond Wunderkind...give it up, people.

How about Nature visiting the non-stop erotic cabaret?

I posted a story and some pictures from that episode a while back: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1243593/Nature-visits-the-Non-stop-Erotic-Cabaret-vaguely-on-topic

But the best summary of Index that I ever heard was from Jim Donini, who said: "If you can climb at Index, you can climb anywhere."
David Wilson

climber
CA
May 21, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Index - Chase on Japanese Gardens

japanese gardens
japanese gardens
Credit: David Wilson
TeleRoss

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 21, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Credit: TeleRoss

Credit: TeleRoss
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 21, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Now we're getting somewhere. Nice photos.
mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
May 21, 2013 - 02:10pm PT

Where's Index??
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
May 21, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
Credit: Ghost
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 21, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
I thought this was Index?

benzo

Big Wall climber
tacoma wa.
May 21, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
it is.


shhhhhhh
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