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Great Northern Slab - 5.6

Average Rating = 3.78/5 Average Rating : 3.78 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (19)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.12/5
  Scenery 3.62/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This is an easy route thats one of the only routes that makes a good first lead at Index. It's three pitches long and is quick to dry. But can be climbed ,and should on busy days, as one long pitch from the top of the "access" crack (this takes a 60m rope and a fairly high first belay). Expect crowds during a nice day.

Submitted by: krustyklimber on 2002-02-26
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Route ID: 9912

19 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: mgoodro on 2011-07-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Variation

Great climb. Somehow cracked my rib pulling over the direct start to the second pitch. Still finished with a great day of climbing.

Added: 2011-09-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stealthyToaster on 2011-08-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars First lead at index.

nice intro to multipitching.

Added: 2011-08-14

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ire510 on 2003-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars *

We did the more difficult lower crack typically used for Blockbuster and routes to the right to start the climb, then hooked up with the antique metal rail tie hangars to kick off pitch 2.


Added: 2009-10-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: blarson on 2009-06-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars climbed the first pitch

Was loaded from endoscopic surgery and wasn't supposed to be bending down to tie my shoes let along climbing but it was still fun.

Added: 2009-06-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: gochubug on 2008-05-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent note

One of the few truly easy routes that feels like its rating at an area known for mostly hard routes and sandbag ratings.

Added: 2008-05-25

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