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Elevation: 5,816 ft 1,773 m
GPS: 38.03635, -109.54551
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jun 20, 2002
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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 Suggest change

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
 631
Twin Cracks
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,391
Supercrack of the Desert (aka Lu…
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,439
Incredible Hand Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 749
3AM Crack
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 313
The Wave
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Fat Free
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 169
Bad Rad Duality
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 123
Anasazi
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 4
A void
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 229
Fingers In A Lightsocket
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 13
Too Much Cake
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 22
Left Affair
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 392
Coyne Crack
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 17
Chasing the Dragon
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 5
The Creeksmythe
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twin Cracks
 631
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Supercrack of the Desert (a…
 1,391
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Incredible Hand Crack
 1,439
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
3AM Crack
 749
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Wave
 313
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Fat Free
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Bad Rad Duality
 169
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Anasazi
 123
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
A void
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad
Fingers In A Lightsocket
 229
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Too Much Cake
 13
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Left Affair
 22
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Coyne Crack
 392
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Chasing the Dragon
 17
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The Creeksmythe
 5
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
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