By Andy Rathbun
INDEX — A group of rock climbers is nearly finished raising a mountain of money to preserve an internationally renowned granite wall near this mountain town.
The Washington Climbers Coalition has pulled together about $250,000 in the past year to buy the Index Town Wall. It hopes to raise another $50,000 by September.
Volunteers with the coalition are so confident they will meet their goal that plans are under way now for a mid-September celebration.
“That would be true,” said Doug Walker, 59, of Shoreline. “I think we can get this done.”
The group’s mammoth fundraising effort will help rescue the 500-foot wall from possible development.
“What’s amazing about Index is you’ll do a climb there and every inch of every pitch is just stellar,” he said. “You often don’t get that experience.”
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