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, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: No Toilet Facilities! Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas - In Effect March 1st 2021 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
 520
Twin Cracks
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 74
Nuclear Waste
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,145
Supercrack of the Desert
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,186
Incredible Hand Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 186
No Name Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 303
Gorilla
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 238
Keyhole Flake
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 627
3AM Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 167
Wild Works of Fire
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 192
Amaretto Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 269
The Wave
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 128
Bad Rad Duality
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 109
Anasazi
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 209
Fingers In A Lightsocket
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 331
Coyne Crack
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Twin Cracks
 520
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nuclear Waste
 74
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Supercrack of the Desert
 1,145
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Incredible Hand Crack
 1,186
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
No Name Crack
 186
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Gorilla
 303
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Keyhole Flake
 238
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
3AM Crack
 627
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Wild Works of Fire
 167
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Amaretto Corner
 192
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
The Wave
 269
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Bad Rad Duality
 128
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Anasazi
 109
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fingers In A Lightsocket
 209
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Coyne Crack
 331
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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