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 Amanda Virbitsky ( if you are leading a Mountaineers course field trip to Index Lower or Inner Town Walls, so that she can complete the permitting paperwork that is required by Washington Climbers Coalition (the land manager) for these areas. In order to allow for enough turnaround time on the permit, please notify Amanda at least 3 weeks ahead of your field trip.

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.

  • Land Manager: Forks of the Sky State Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 15
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Index No. 142
  • USGS Index

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