The best granite in the state

You’ll find the old mining town of Index about halfway between Seattle and Leavenworth. Behind the town is a series of cliffs that would make Sylvester Stallone shudder. With the steepest and highest quality granite in the state, Index attracts many of the hardest traditional climbers out there. Approaches are short and route grades range from mild to super-spicy. It’s time to tape up. Grab some flake and jam some crack. Index is the ultimate place to improve your crack climbing skills.