Elevation: 5,359 ft
GPS: 38.083, -109.563 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned User on Nov 29, 1999 · Updates
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Access Issue: No Toilet Facilities! Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas - In Effect 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
Access Issue: RAPTOR AVOIDANCE. Also, Portions of Reservoir Wall are on private land and should not be climbed. Details

Description

This cliff stays shaded for much of the day and is good during the late spring or early fall. Overall, route concentration here isn’t quite as high as some other cliffs, but route quality is.

Important - Stay off the part of the wall that faces the road. If you are looking down at the water, then you shouldn’t be there. Access is touchy. Yes, there are good climbs there, but no, you don’t want to ruin access for everyone and there are just a few hundred other good climbs in the Creek.

RAPTOR CLOSURES: Please be aware of seasonal raptor closures at the Cat wall and Reservoir wall. They occur annually from March 31st until August 31st. *Due to the federal hiring freeze in agencies such as the BLM of Monticello, no official closure for 2017 has been issued and the laws which have been put in place in previous years are not being enforced. Please, for the sake of fragile desert ecology, DO NOT CLIMB at stated walls. These raptors return to the same nesting sites every year to raise their nestlings. These cracks aren't going anywhere, please respect the closure and spread the word.

Getting There

Go approximately 8 miles past Newspaper Rock. Pass the reservoir on your right. Just a bit further down the road and also on your right, across from the road for Beef Basin, is the parking for this wall. Pass through the gate and veer slightly right, eventually hitting a trail. There are 2 branches off this trail. The first one puts you closer to the road, near Pente and the further trail leads you to about where Excuse Station is.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Reservoir Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 255
Dr. Carl
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 187
Kelley Route 29
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 235
Warm-Up Handcrack
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 84
Three Fools
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 56
Ernie Used to Box
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 357
Pente
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 57
No Excuse
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 232
Excuse Station
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 48
Raja
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 51
Wigglin' Worm
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 50
Finger Food
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5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 108
Slot Machine
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 39
Ninja
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 67
Gurka
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
Middle Crack
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dr. Carl
 255
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Kelley Route 29
 187
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Warm-Up Handcrack
 235
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Three Fools
 84
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Ernie Used to Box
 56
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Pente
 357
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
No Excuse
 57
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Excuse Station
 232
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Raja
 48
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Wigglin' Worm
 51
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Finger Food
 50
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Slot Machine
 108
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Ninja
 39
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Gurka
 67
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Middle Crack
 84
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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