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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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October 8, 2013

Big Wall Aid Climbing On Index Town Walls

After guiding several 50 mile treks this summer in Washington, my legs were very excited when Jaime asked me to work a private day of guiding a fellow, John, who wants to climb El Capitan.  

John has over a decade of climbing experience and wanted to learn some more advanced aid techniques, as well as ways to increase efficiency on big wall routes.  Fortunately, in Seattle we have the perfect venue for such a day; the Upper Wall of Index. [+] READ MORE

September 7, 2011

Free Index Rock Rescue Clinic Sept. 10th

Join MM Guide Ian Nicholson in Index on Saturday September 10th for some Rock Rescue instruction and suggestions for how to shore up your rock rescue skills. American Alpine Club members get 10% off Rock Rescue and Intermediate Rock Courses October 1st and 2nd with Mountain Madness.


July 28, 2010

Climbing Wall at Index Saved from Dynamite!!

Check out this video from Komo 4 News about climbers' efforts to save the Index climbing wall from becoming a quarry.

KOMO 4 Video


June 16, 2009

Index Lower Town Wall Secure For Now

The granite walls of Washington State's Index Town Wall are among the best to be found anywhere, including Yosemite. Long a favorite haunt of local and travelling climbers, and Moutain Madness guides and clients, it recently was put up for sale by the owner.

And to find out more what can and is being done visit the Access Fund article here