Elevation: 5,753 ft
GPS: 38.026, -109.54 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned User on May 12, 2002 · Updates
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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: No Toilet Facilities! Details

Description

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

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)

Raptor Closure: Begins March 1, 2021

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 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,155
Supercrack of the Desert
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,196
Incredible Hand Crack
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 377
Pente
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 356
Lightning Bolt Cracks
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 170
Big Guy
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 732
Scarface
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 251
Excuse Station
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 269
Spaghetti Western
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 202
Sinestra
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 178
Jupiter Crack
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 149
9 Lives
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 184
King Cat
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 461
Annunaki
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 332
Way Rambo
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 120
Slice and Dice
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Supercrack of the Desert Supercrack Buttress
 1,155
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Incredible Hand Crack Supercrack Buttress
 1,196
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Pente Reservoir Wall
 377
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Lightning Bolt Cracks N Six Shooter Peak
 356
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Big Guy Scarface
 170
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Scarface Scarface
 732
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Excuse Station Reservoir Wall
 251
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Spaghetti Western Pistol Whipped
 269
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Sinestra Original Meat Wall
 202
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Jupiter Crack Sparks Wall
 178
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
9 Lives Cat Wall
 149
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
King Cat Cat Wall
 184
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Annunaki Optimator
 461
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Way Rambo Way Rambo
 332
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Slice and Dice Way Rambo
 120
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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