Elevation: 5,882 ft
GPS: 38.026, -109.539 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on May 12, 2002 · 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

Blue Gramma is more or less the first major cliff (for climbing) in Indian Creek. It doesn't see as much traffic as the "big name" cliffs, but many of the routes are only 50 feet high or so and there are a great many worthwhile 5.9 and 5.10 routes, most of them "unnamed". This was the first wall I visited on my first trip to Indian Creek and it was a perfect intro. In fact the first route I ever did at Indian Creek, an unnamed 5.9+, is still to my mind one of the best I've done. You don't need 8 of every friend size here!

Getting There

Since it receives less traffic, this crag is a bit harder to find. It's a mile or so before you get to Supercrack buttress, at a good pull-out on the right. Look for a series of clean but comparatively short dihedrals near to the road, maybe 2-3 miles after Newspaper Rock. The approach is quite short as there isn't much of a talus slope.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blue Gramma Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 252
Unnamed 9+ (big hands dihedral)
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 170
Petrelli Motors
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 136
Dawn of an Age
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 93
Unnamed II (fingers through fists)
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 68
Hayley's Heyday
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 49
Unnamed 5.10 Flake
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 53
Unnamed 10+ (steep thin hands di…
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 23
Left of 5.10 Flake
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 6
Unnamed 5.11-
Trad, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 38
Formerly Aided (aka Juniper Twig)
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 136
Blue Gramma
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 12
Desert Siren (Tower)
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unnamed 9+ (big hands dihed…
 252
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Petrelli Motors
 170
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Dawn of an Age
 136
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Unnamed II (fingers through…
 93
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Hayley's Heyday
 68
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Unnamed 5.10 Flake
 49
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Unnamed 10+ (steep thin han…
 53
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Left of 5.10 Flake
 23
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Unnamed 5.11-
 6
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad, TR
Formerly Aided (aka Juniper…
 38
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Blue Gramma
 136
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Desert Siren (Tower)
 12
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, Sport 2 pitches
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