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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.


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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+ E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 275'   
Thunderbolts (Easter Island)   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches   
East Face (Sunflower Tower)   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Vision Quest   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
Rim Shot   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
Powders of Persuasion   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
Sparkling Touch   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Hoop Dancer   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c X     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Learning to Crawl   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   
Sacred Space   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Egg Drop Soup   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Ziji   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For The Bridger Jacks
The upper portion of Sacred Space as seen from Hummingbird Spire.

Sacred Space 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c  UT : Moab Area : ... : The Bridger Jacks
Sacred Space climbs one of the most dramatic walls in Indian Creek: the steep 200 foot south face of the King of Pain. One can get a good glimpse of this route from the base of the Bridger Jacks, and an up close and personal view from Hoop Dancer on Hummingbird Spire. If any more inspiration is needed, read about the FA in Jeff Achey's essay in the David Bloom guidebook. Most of what is said about this climb is true. Approach via the original first pitch -- a long, chossy corner that leads u...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Sunset lights up the Bridger Jack area on an unusually pink night in Indian Creek. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2002.
Sunset lights up the Bridger Jack area on an unusu...
came for the climbing,stayed for the boating. alpacka raft and bridger jacks in the background. <br />9/14/13 an hour after i took out we could hear the brunt of the flashflood ripping down indian creek from our campsite at the broken tooth wall.
came for the climbing,stayed for the boating. alpa...
Bridger Jack Butte and spires in early light. Photo by Tony Bubb, 1997.
Bridger Jack Butte and spires in early light. Phot...
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bridger jacks in snow, mid morning sometime in mid March 2008.  It was all gone by that evening.  Climbed the next day!
bridger jacks in snow, mid morning sometime in mid...
sunset
sunset
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
Bridger Jack Mesa at sun up.
Bridger Jack Mesa at sun up.
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.
Venus setting on Bridger Jack from the campground.
Venus setting on Bridger Jack from the campground.
view of the campground from the base of the cliffs
view of the campground from the base of the cliffs
Sunset over Bridger Jack Mesa
Sunset over Bridger Jack Mesa
Sunset over Bridger Jacks
Sunset over Bridger Jacks
Slackline fun... 30 sec exposure with 2 headlamps.
Slackline fun... 30 sec exposure with 2 headlamps.
Joe enjoying some breakfast before heading over to the Bridger Jacks.
Joe enjoying some breakfast before heading over to...
The Bridger Jacks
The Bridger Jacks
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Bridger Jack in late afternoon light with person on King of Pain
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
ultimate Bridger Jacks transport
ultimate Bridger Jacks transport
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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!