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Routes in The Bridger Jacks

Aging Salesman T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Basket Case T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Beer n' Cookies V0 4
East Face (Sunflower Tower) T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Egg Drop Soup T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Hoop Dancer T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
Kokanee Corner, The T 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Learning to Crawl T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Malidea T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Out From the Shadows T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Powders of Persuasion T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Rim Shot T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rites of Passage T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sacred Space T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Sandy Vag V1 5
Sparkling Touch T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Sucker Punch T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Thunderbolts (Easter Island) T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Vision Quest T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Wild Flower T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ziji T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
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Elevation: 5,764 ft
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Shared By: Mike Sofranko on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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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

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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Classic Climbing Routes at The Bridger Jacks

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Wild Flower
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 144
Thunderbolts (Easter Island)
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 121
East Face (Sunflower Tower)
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 85
Vision Quest
Trad 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 66
Sparkling Touch
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Powders of Persuasion
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 47
Rim Shot
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 55
Learning to Crawl
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
 43
Hoop Dancer
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Sacred Space
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 3
Aging Salesman
Trad 4 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 18
Egg Drop Soup
Trad 2 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 10
Ziji
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wild Flower
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Thunderbolts (Easter Island)
 144
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
East Face (Sunflower Tower)
 121
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Vision Quest
 85
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Sparkling Touch
 66
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Powders of Persuasion
 25
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Rim Shot
 47
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Learning to Crawl
 55
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
Hoop Dancer
 43
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X Trad 2 pitches
Sacred Space
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Aging Salesman
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Egg Drop Soup
 18
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
Ziji
 10
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
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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? Apr 12, 2004
Haven't done it, but I've rapped down it a few times. Looks good. Got a couple bolts. .10+, I think. Apr 14, 2004
ben jammin
Moab, UT
ben jammin   Moab, UT
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? Oct 24, 2013
ben jammin
Moab, UT
ben jammin   Moab, UT
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!

Oct 29, 2013
Does anyone have beta on the Bridger Jacks highline? Which gap is the highline between and approximately how long is the line? Jan 29, 2016
kalockwood
SLC, UT
kalockwood   SLC, UT
Since no one else has mentioned it yet: the approach trail is marked by a very large cairn between campsites #12 and #13. Mar 29, 2016

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