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The Bridger Jacks  


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Bridger Jacks after snowfall. November 2007

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

17 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
Learning to Crawl   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   
Powders of Persuasion   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
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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Matt starts up the awkward first pitch.

East Face (Sunflower Tower) 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  UT : Moab Area : ... : The Bridger Jacks
At the Fabulous Briger Jack area...Thumbelina and Sparkling Touch are the twin towers to the far left.Next to the right is the short but sweet (and now partially fallen) Easter Island Tower. Up and right of Easter Island is the blocky-topped Sunflower Tower.Just Right of that is the pointed Hummingbird Tower and the King Of Pain, with it's twin summits.Walk to the base of the Sunflower tower on the east side (facing the camping sites and the road) and head to the tower's right side, just north ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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