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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 Details
Access Issue: Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas Details

Description

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

Getting There

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

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

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

Climber Avoidance Areas (raptor)

Updated April 2019.

MONTICELLO, Utah – The BLM appreciates the cooperation shown by the climbing community in avoiding potential raptor nesting areas in the Indian Creek Climbing area. The BLM is actively conducting raptor nesting surveys and additionally has also worked with agency partners and HawkWatch International to conduct additional surveys in the area. The first phase of surveys are complete. The BLM will continue to monitor the
area and provide further updates.

Climbers are being asked to continue avoiding walls commonly referenced in climbing guides and websites as “The Wall, Reservoir Wall, Cat Wall and 1st Meat Wall”, as monitoring is ongoing in these areas. Please see the attached map for the extent of the buffered avoidance areas. All other areas are anticipated to be free of active nests and can be climbed without risk of endangering young birds or successful fledging. There is still a slight chance that birds may be locating nests, as the cool spring weather has delayed and extended the nesting season. If you observe raptors mating or nesting, please avoid them, and report the locations to the BLM or Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration.

The BLM will continue monitoring efforts throughout the season and will notify the public once young birds have fledged, which is expected before the fall climbing season begins. Trailhead notices and maps will be updated as well.

The desert canyons of southeastern Utah provide habitat for falcons, eagles, and other birds of prey. Visitors with keen eyes are sometimes rewarded with their aerial acrobatics. The BLM would like to remind everyone to respect wildlife and retain a safe viewing distance. These species in Utah continue to recover from low population levels, thanks in part to cooperation from the public, climbing communities and governmental
partners.

For questions about raptors and migratory bird habitat or recreational climbing in the Indian Creek area, please contact Thomas Plank or Jason Byrd at the BLM Monticello Field Office at 435-587-1500. A map depicting updated climbing avoidance areas is provided with this release and will be posted at trailheads. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

The newest edition of the map from April 2019:

The latest climbing avoidance areas for raptor protection in Indian Creek. From Jason Byrd, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM.

The prior map (lower resolution) of the affected areas:

Raptor Avoidance Map (low resolution) for Indian Creek from Jason Byrd, Outdoor Recreation Planner BLM.

Signs will also be posted at the main trailheads.

Please let me know if you have any questions- Thanks!

Jason Byrd
BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner
Monticello, UT 84535
435-587-1534
jbyrd@blm.gov "

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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Supercrack of the Desert
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,024
Incredible Hand Crack
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 274
Jolly Rancher
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 328
Pente
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 288
Lightning Bolt Cracks
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 148
Big Guy
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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 625
Scarface
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 203
Excuse Station
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 223
Spaghetti Western
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 172
Sinestra
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 100
Jupiter Crack
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 157
King Cat
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 359
Annunaki
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 262
Way Rambo
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 99
Slice and Dice
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Supercrack of the Desert Supercrack Buttress
 999
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Incredible Hand Crack Supercrack Buttress
 1,024
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jolly Rancher Pistol Whipped
 274
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Pente TEMP RAPTOR AVOIDANCE…
 328
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Lightning Bolt Cracks N Six Shooter Peak
 288
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Big Guy Scarface
 148
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Scarface Scarface
 625
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Excuse Station TEMP RAPTOR AVOIDANCE…
 203
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Spaghetti Western Pistol Whipped
 223
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Sinestra Original Meat Wall
 172
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Jupiter Crack Sparks Wall
 100
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
King Cat TEMP RAPTOR AVOIDANCE…
 157
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Annunaki Optimator
 359
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Way Rambo Way Rambo
 262
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Slice and Dice Way Rambo
 99
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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