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Elevation: 5,753 ft 1,754 m
GPS: 38.02574, -109.53987
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Warning Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek DetailsDrop down
Warning Access Issue: 2024 Raptor Avoidance Areas! Limited Toilet Facilities! DetailsDrop down

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There are lots of cracks here on the Wingate sandstone. Lots of people now, too. Tread lightly.

Do not park on crust. Period.  Even if the parking area / lot is full.  Even if you really dont think it matters much - and everyone else did anyways.  If we do not stop parking on crust we will lose our access to these climbing areas.

You can view weather data for the Creek at this link.  Be sure to change your start and end dates!
https://climate.usu.edu/mchd/dashboard/dashboard.php?network=AGWX&station=1197507&startdate=2021-10-01&enddate=2021-10-31&units=english&showgraph=undefined

Mind your animals.  This is a very public place with a lot of people.  Not everyone wants their crotch nuzzled with a dogs muzzle.

Please Respect and Protect archaeological sites: Stay on trail, help prevent damage. Don’t move artifacts, let everyone enjoy the discovery. Stay out of ancient buildings and off walls, they are fragile! Report looting and vandalism: 1 800 722 3998

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To get to the Creek from Moab, go south on US 191 toward Monticello and look for SH 211, which includes a Canyonlands sign, and go right (west). Watch for the Utah State Patrol on 191 and Mule Deer on 211. After the road winds and goes downhill, you will pass Newspaper Rock on your right. In a few miles you have pretty much entered Indian Creek Canyon.

Respect and Protect

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Please Respect and Protect archaeological sites: Stay on trail, help prevent damage. Don’t move artifacts, let everyone enjoy the discovery. Stay out of ancient buildings and off walls, they are fragile! Report looting and vandalism: 1 800 722 3998

BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner

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You can contact Jason Byrd for questions or concerns about the management in Indian Creek.

Climber Avoidance Areas (raptor)

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Raptor Closure: Begins March 1, 2024

The BLM asks the public to avoid climbing or hiking in areas with high potential or historically known to have bird nesting activity. The impacted areas are referred to in many climbing guidebooks as: The Wall, Far Side, The Meat Walls, Cliffs of Insanity, Public Service Wall, Disappointment Cliffs, Fin Wall, Broken Tooth, Cat Wall, Slug Wall, and Reservoir Wall. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Indian Creek

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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 948
Blue Sun
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,391
Supercrack of the Desert (aka Lu…
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,439
Incredible Hand Crack
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 411
Jolly Rancher
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 749
3AM Crack
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 349
Crack Attack
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 425
Pente
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 412
Lightning Bolt Cracks
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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 930
Scarface
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 307
Excuse Station
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 354
Spaghetti Western
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 262
Jupiter Crack
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 584
Annunaki
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 392
Coyne Crack
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 399
Way Rambo
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blue Sun Way Rambo
 948
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Supercrack of the Desert (a… Supercrack Buttress
 1,391
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Incredible Hand Crack Supercrack Buttress
 1,439
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jolly Rancher Pistol Whipped
 411
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
3AM Crack Supercrack Buttress
 749
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Crack Attack Battle of the Bulge B…
 349
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Pente Reservoir Wall
 425
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Lightning Bolt Cracks N Six Shooter Peak
 412
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Scarface Scarface
 930
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Excuse Station Reservoir Wall
 307
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Spaghetti Western Pistol Whipped
 354
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Jupiter Crack Sparks Wall
 262
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Annunaki Optimator
 584
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Coyne Crack Supercrack Buttress
 392
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Way Rambo Way Rambo
 399
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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