Elevation: 5,815 ft
GPS: 38.036, -109.546 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jun 20, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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

Description

Supercrack Buttress is probably the most popular/crowded area at Indian Creek. Some of the most famous cracks in the desert are here - Supercrack, Incredible Handcrack, Coyne Crack, etc. Expect stellar climbing with good protection and a casual approach, but don't expect solitude.

If you are looking for solitude, please don't cross the road in search of it. There is no access to the cliffs across the road without trespassing!

Getting There

From the main parking area about 4 miles past Newspaper Rock, Supercrack Buttress will be obvious. Follow a well worn trail to the base, and look for the crowds to mark the start of most routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Supercrack Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 466
Twin Cracks
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 97
Unnamed
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,050
Supercrack of the Desert
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,093
Incredible Hand Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 175
No Name Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 278
Gorilla
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 224
Keyhole Flake
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 572
3AM Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 156
Wild Works of Fire
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 182
Amaretto Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 257
The Wave
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 111
Bad Rad Duality
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 104
Anasazi
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 201
Fingers In A Lightsocket
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 313
Coyne Crack
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twin Cracks
 466
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Unnamed
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Supercrack of the Desert
 1,050
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Incredible Hand Crack
 1,093
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
No Name Crack
 175
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Gorilla
 278
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Keyhole Flake
 224
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
3AM Crack
 572
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wild Works of Fire
 156
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Amaretto Corner
 182
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Wave
 257
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Bad Rad Duality
 111
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Anasazi
 104
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fingers In A Lightsocket
 201
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Coyne Crack
 313
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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