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Elevation: 5,944 ft 1,812 m
GPS: 38.0758, -109.5948
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Shared By: Joe Gartner on Sep 24, 2002 · Updates
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
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Warning 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 DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

The Optimator Wall is in Indian Creek (as you may know) and is between the 4x4 wall and the Bridger Jacks.

Getting There Suggest change

Get There: take the 2 track road towards the "jacks" but fork left towards a south facing black wall.

As of Oct 2021, the road requires standard high clearance (Subaru's) and some thought when driving the initial 0.5 miles of the road. Prolly don't need AWD/4WD/4X4 if you skillfully navigate. Regardless, have to navigate a bit skillfully to not scrape bottom. Still pretty easy to access.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Optimator

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 134
Charlie's Pillar
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 261
Lady Pillar
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 418
Neat
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 133
Mudslide
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 123
Long Island Iced Tea
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 158
Casey's Route
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 186
Hayutake
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 321
Soul Fire
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 19
Hayutake [direct start]
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 52
[Redacted]
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 16
Cobweb Splitter
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 584
Annunaki
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 51
Kitchen Sink
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5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 30
Optimator
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5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 28
Pat's Blue Ribbon
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Charlie's Pillar
 134
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lady Pillar
 261
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Neat
 418
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Mudslide
 133
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Long Island Iced Tea
 123
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Casey's Route
 158
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Hayutake
 186
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Soul Fire
 321
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Hayutake [direct start]
 19
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
[Redacted]
 52
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Cobweb Splitter
 16
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Annunaki
 584
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Kitchen Sink
 51
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Optimator
 30
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
Pat's Blue Ribbon
 28
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
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