Elevation: 5,816 ft
GPS: 38.03635, -109.54551
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jun 20, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: 2022 Raptor Avoidance Areas! 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

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
 579
Twin Cracks
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 83
Nuclear Waste
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,245
Supercrack of the Desert
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,297
Incredible Hand Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 208
Amaretto Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 214
No Name Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 329
Gorilla
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 252
Keyhole Flake
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 682
3AM Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 184
Wild Works of Fire
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 296
The Wave
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 145
Bad Rad Duality
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 118
Anasazi
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 216
Fingers In A Lightsocket
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 365
Coyne Crack
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twin Cracks
 579
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nuclear Waste
 83
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Supercrack of the Desert
 1,245
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Incredible Hand Crack
 1,297
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Amaretto Corner
 208
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
No Name Crack
 214
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Gorilla
 329
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Keyhole Flake
 252
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
3AM Crack
 682
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wild Works of Fire
 184
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
The Wave
 296
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Bad Rad Duality
 145
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Anasazi
 118
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Fingers In A Lightsocket
 216
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Coyne Crack
 365
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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