Elevation: 5,764 ft
GPS: 38.088, -109.6 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 100,495 total · 377/month
Shared By: Mike Sofranko on Nov 29, 1999 · Updates
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: No Toilet Facilities! Details
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.

There is a large cairn which marks the excellent trail up to the base of the climbs, so make sure to find it. It is located as close to the towers as you can get, right in the middle of two campsites. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Bridger Jacks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Wild Flower
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 179
Thunderbolts
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 144
East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 114
Vision Quest
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 35
Powders of Persuasion
Trad 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 56
Rim Shot
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 73
Learning to Crawl
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 80
Sparkling Touch
Trad 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
 53
Hoop Dancer
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
Sacred Space
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 5
Aging Salesman
Trad 4 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 28
Egg Drop Soup
Trad 2 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 14
Ziji
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wild Flower Bridger Jack Butte
 29
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Thunderbolts Easter island
 179
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
East Face Sunflower Tower
 144
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Vision Quest King of Pain
 114
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Powders of Persuasion Bridger Jack Butte
 35
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Rim Shot Bridger Jack Butte
 56
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Learning to Crawl Thumbelina
 73
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
Sparkling Touch Sparkling Touch
 80
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 3 pitches
Hoop Dancer Hummingbird Spire
 53
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X Trad 2 pitches
Sacred Space King of Pain
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Aging Salesman Bridger Jack Butte
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Egg Drop Soup King of Pain
 28
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
Ziji King of Pain
 14
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
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