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Elevation: 5,764 ft 1,757 m
GPS: 38.08825, -109.60042
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Shared By: Mike Sofranko on Nov 29, 1999 · Updates
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
Warning Access Issue: 2024 Raptor Avoidance Areas! Limited Toilet Facilities! DetailsDrop down
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

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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 Suggest change

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. 

24 Total Climbs

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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
 6
Hydrophobic Coyote
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 207
Thunderbolts
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Wild Flower
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 160
East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 147
Vision Quest
Trad 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 92
Sparkling Touch
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 62
Rim Shot
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 86
Learning to Crawl
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
 56
Hoop Dancer
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 39
Powders of Persuasion
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 10
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
 33
Egg Drop Soup
Trad 2 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 18
Ziji
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hydrophobic Coyote Bridger Jack Butte
 6
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Thunderbolts Easter island
 207
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Wild Flower Bridger Jack Butte
 31
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
East Face Sunflower Tower
 160
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Vision Quest King of Pain
 147
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Sparkling Touch Sparkling Touch
 92
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Rim Shot Bridger Jack Butte
 62
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Learning to Crawl Thumbelina
 86
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
Hoop Dancer Hummingbird Spire
 56
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X Trad 2 pitches
Powders of Persuasion Bridger Jack Butte
 39
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
Sacred Space King of Pain
 10
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
 33
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
Ziji King of Pain
 18
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
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