Index Town Walls

A popular rock climbing area near the town of Index, Washington off Highway 2. It's a great area for crag climbing, aid climbing and training.

Getting there

Take Highway 2 and turn off at Index-Galena road. Turn left onto the first bridge (5th St.) and take a left onto Index Ave. Follow it until the end, turning left again onto 2nd Ave. Take a right onto Avenue A and drive approximately half a mile. The parking area will be on the right. 

climbing areas & routes

  • Lower Town Wall
  • Upper Town Wall Trail
  • Upper Town Wall
  • Lower Lump
  • Inner Walls
  • Lookout Point
  • Zappa Wall
  • Town Crier
  • Green Drag-On
  • Davis-Holland


  • Reference: Sky Valley Rock by Darryl Cramer (Sky Valley Press 2000).

Information for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

Please contact Katherine Hollis, Conservation & Advocacy Director, , if you are leading a Mountaineers trip or course field trip to Index. In 2016, there are some permit processes in place for the private land in Index.

As always, it is up to us to make sure we are being good land stewards and setting the standard for others to follow! Please keep group sizes to max of 12 total people and the number of Mountaineers groups to one per day.

  • Green Trails Index No. 142
  • USGS Index

Upcoming Activities

Aid & Big Wall Field Trip - Index Town Walls

Climbing Field trip: Aid & Big Wall Climbing Course
Aid & Big Wall Field Trip
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 - Sun, Apr 28, 2019
No Prerequisites
8 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Apr 25
Seattle Branch
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