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The Bridger Jacks Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Mike Sofranko on Nov 30, 1999
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Bridger Jacks after snowfall. November 2007

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Indian Creek contains countless miles of wingate walls, but from a broader view these wall are all rather non-descript. The real landmarks in Indian Creek are the towers... When driving into the area, the first group of towers that one comes to are the obvious Bridger Jack Mesa and its associated towers. This compact area offers a relatively moderate approach and several quality short summit routes.

Getting There 

The area should be very obvious from the main road. If it's not, come back in daylight or when the weather is better. It is on the left when driving into the Indian Creek area, a couple miles past the Donnelly Canyon area. Turn left on the signed Beef Basin Road, cross the river, drive over a cattle guard and immediately turn right. Follow this road until right below the serrated ridge that is Bridger Jack. I've seen low-rider cars all the way back there, but I'm happy to have a truck for this road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.0 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',10],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Bridger Jacks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bridger Jacks:
Wild Flower   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 275'   
Thunderbolts (Easter Island)   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches   
East Face (Sunflower Tower)   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Vision Quest   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
Rim Shot   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
Powders of Persuasion   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
Learning to Crawl   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   
Hoop Dancer   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Sparkling Touch   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Sacred Space   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Egg Drop Soup   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Ziji   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Overview Image for Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  UT : Moab Area : ... : The Bridger Jacks
Sucker Punch is a great splitter crack route. The name derives from a rope that got stuck and upon releasing, gave me a shiner, just days before I was to start a new job. P1: Begin 3rd classing up a stepped buttress. Climb double cracks in left facing corner to ledge. Move left, clip a bolt and up choosy ramp to bolted anchor. 5.8, 80'.P2: Step left over some chose to reach the base of the steep splitter crack. Climb past some solidly wedged blocks then through overhang (golds and blues). Co...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset lights up the Bridger Jack area on an unusu...
Sunset lights up the Bridger Jack area on an unusu...
Rock Climbing Photo: came for the climbing,stayed for the boating. alpa...
came for the climbing,stayed for the boating. alpa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bridger Jack Butte and spires in early light. Phot...
Bridger Jack Butte and spires in early light. Phot...
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Rock Climbing Photo: bridger jacks in snow, mid morning sometime in mid...
bridger jacks in snow, mid morning sometime in mid...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset over Bridger Jacks
Sunset over Bridger Jacks
Rock Climbing Photo: sunset
sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Venus setting on Bridger Jack from the campground.
Venus setting on Bridger Jack from the campground.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset over Bridger Jack Mesa
Sunset over Bridger Jack Mesa
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset behind the Bridger Jacks
Sunset behind the Bridger Jacks
Rock Climbing Photo: Bridger Jack Mesa at sun down.
Bridger Jack Mesa at sun down.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking east from the base of Bridger Jacks.
Looking east from the base of Bridger Jacks.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bridger Jack Mesa at sun up.
Bridger Jack Mesa at sun up.
Rock Climbing Photo: view of the campground from the base of the cliffs
view of the campground from the base of the cliffs
Rock Climbing Photo: Two people on summit of King of Pain
Two people on summit of King of Pain
Rock Climbing Photo: The Bridger Jacks
BETA PHOTO: The Bridger Jacks
Rock Climbing Photo: on route to Easter Island
on route to Easter Island
Rock Climbing Photo: Slackline fun... 30 sec exposure with 2 headlamps.
Slackline fun... 30 sec exposure with 2 headlamps.
Rock Climbing Photo: BJ breakfast
BJ breakfast
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe enjoying some breakfast before heading over to...
Joe enjoying some breakfast before heading over to...
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BETA PHOTO
Rock Climbing Photo: Bridger Jack in late afternoon light with person o...
Bridger Jack in late afternoon light with person o...
Rock Climbing Photo: view from the base of Bridger Jacks
view from the base of Bridger Jacks
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset at Indian Creek, photo Jacek Czyz
Sunset at Indian Creek, photo Jacek Czyz

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By Anonymous Coward
Apr 12, 2004
Stewart Green's book mentions the names of several routes on the Bridger Jack mesa-- Hydrophobic Coyote, others, I forget-- anyone know anything about these?
By Max Schon
Apr 14, 2004
Haven't done it, but I've rapped down it a few times. Looks good. Got a couple bolts. .10+, I think.
By ben jammin
From: Moab, UT
Oct 24, 2013
Can anyone comment on whether you can rappel to the notch (between King of Pain and Hummingbird Spire)after having done Vision Quest? I'd like to link the spires and skipping the first pitch of Hummingbird sounds terrific! Also, what's the story on jumping between the twin summits of King o Pain? Is that for real?
By ben jammin
From: Moab, UT
Oct 29, 2013
Well, I'll answer my own question and say no. Or at least not the way we rap'd. The rap off the N tower (of King of Pain) goes off the N face and it would be impossible to get to the notch of Hummingbird. Jumping from one to the other would be scary as shit!

We did all six spires in a day. A rack that we found to be fairly adequate was singles (in camelots) .3 and .4, 2 purples, triple .75-3 and one number 4. What an amazing assortment of towers. Out of the 13 pitches we did I'd say only one or two weren't incredibly awesome!

By Tom Waits
Jan 29, 2016
Does anyone have beta on the Bridger Jacks highline? Which gap is the highline between and approximately how long is the line?
By kalockwood
From: SLC, UT
Mar 29, 2016
Since no one else has mentioned it yet: the approach trail is marked by a very large cairn between campsites #12 and #13.

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