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Routes in Supercrack Buttress

24 Unknown T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
24 Variation T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
3AM Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
? T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Amaretto Corner T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Anasazi T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Bad Rad Duality T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Binge and Purge T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Bongo Flake T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Coyne Crack T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fat Free T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fingers In A Lightsocket T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Fledge TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gorilla T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Incredible Hand Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
International Affair T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Keyhole Flake T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
King Sooper T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Left Affair T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Legend of Creepy Hollow T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Man Who Knew Too Little, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
No Name Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nuclear Waste T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
On-Slot, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Painted Pony T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pigs in a Slot T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pillar of Bullshit T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pink Flamingo T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Pringles T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Savelli Crack T 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c PG13
Super Surprised T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Supercrack of the Desert T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Supershack V2- 5+
Too Much Cake T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Triple Jeopardy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Twin Cracks T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown Left of The Wave T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown Right of Too Much Cake T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown on far left side of wall T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown, left of Keyhole Flake T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed Finger Crack Between Wild Works of Fire & IHC T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Wave, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Wild Works of Fire T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Zow T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
super bubbushka T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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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
 391
Twin Cracks
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 73
Unnamed
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 912
Supercrack of the Desert
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 944
Incredible Hand Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 152
No Name Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 238
Gorilla
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 190
Keyhole Flake
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 500
3AM Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 117
Wild Works of Fire
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 162
Amaretto Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 217
The Wave
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 88
Bad Rad Duality
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 88
Anasazi
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 171
Fingers In A Lightsocket
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 267
Coyne Crack
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twin Cracks
 391
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Unnamed
 73
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Supercrack of the Desert
 912
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Incredible Hand Crack
 944
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
No Name Crack
 152
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Gorilla
 238
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Keyhole Flake
 190
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
3AM Crack
 500
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wild Works of Fire
 117
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Amaretto Corner
 162
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Wave
 217
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Bad Rad Duality
 88
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Anasazi
 88
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fingers In A Lightsocket
 171
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Coyne Crack
 267
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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Scott N  
After going to S.C. Buttress earlier last week I noticed that on many of the more popular climbs (S.C, 3AM, IHC, etc....) the anchors are in need of some care. The bolts are all sound, but the some of the chains and rings are pretty worn. The quicklink on the right anchor on Supercrack is worn about 60% through(top and bottom). Amazingly enough a group was toproping THROUGH the anchor. I had an extra quicklink, but no pliers to unscrew the old one. I was hoping some of the regulars might think about updating some quick links here and there. Hopefully, next time I'll have some extras and some pliers/cutters to make these a little safer. I'd be nice if just a few people left some new gear so we don't have to be witness to a splatter. Feb 23, 2004
E.T.  
Just came back from Indian Creek over thanksgiving, and the bolts on IHC, supercrack, and 3AM crack all look bomber. (they may have been replaced/enhanced since Scott's post). I would agree that lowering through them would be hard on the gear though Nov 28, 2004
Sam Feuerborn
Carbondale
Sam Feuerborn   Carbondale
Any beta on the twin tips cracks between wild works of fire and IHC? book says .10 but felt a whole lot closer to .12? Nov 14, 2011
Devin Fin
DURANGO
Devin Fin   DURANGO
The blue Tcu splitter to #4's anchors out right .. That thing is definitely 12 maby 11+ for sure . A proud line very crisp . Nov 14, 2011
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
Had the wall all to ourselves; all of the Creek, for that matter. Yes, it was the middle of July. But Supercrack Buttress is in the shade until about 12:30. :-) Jul 16, 2012
Robbiedeburlo
Rabat, Morocco
Robbiedeburlo   Rabat, Morocco
Hey, I found a pair of TC pro's in the Supercrack parking lot about 3 weeks ago. I snagged 'em, but if anyone lost theirs around the 16th of april, email me at rdeburlo@gmail.com and ill get them back to you. May 1, 2014
Margie Root
Los Alamos, NM
Margie Root   Los Alamos, NM
I lost a black Patagonia R1 pullover with no hood at this wall today (April 14) at the base of 3 am crack. If anyone sees it can you shoot me a message at rocknrunmargie at gmail dot com or on here please? Thank you! Apr 14, 2016

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