Elevation: 5,847 ft
GPS: 38.13, -109.586 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Joe Collins on Oct 21, 2003
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Access Issue: Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas 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
Access Issue: See main page for raptor info. Details

Description

This was once an obscure Indian Creek crag, but has now become quite popular due to an abundance of shady routes that are great for hot weather. Marco's I.C. guide is useful for getting oriented, but there are lots of newer routes, especially around the north side, that are not in his guide.

Getting There

Heading west on the highway, drive west past Cat Wall, Broken Tooth, and Fin Wall. After a few miles look for a gated dirt road that leads to 2nd Meat, Tenderloins, Original Meat, and Sacred Cow Walls. The road is poor, but my Corolla makes it to the parking area for 2nd Meat (but not Original Meat). These days there is a pretty good trail that deposits you at the base of T-Bones Tonight and Tube Steaks Tomorrow.

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Classic Climbing Routes at TEMP RAPTOR AVOIDANCE AREA SEE MAIN PAGE 2nd Meat Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 145
Evening Ecstacy
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 80
Sweet Meats
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 102
Cube Steaks
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 44
Smell the Meat
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 243
Tofu Crack
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
Low Cholesterol
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 52
The Switch
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 141
Tube Steaks Tomorrow
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 51
Mouse Meat
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 65
Two Timer
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 86
At Your Cervix
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 191
Top Sirloin
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 85
T-Bones Tonight
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 104
Extra Lean
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 26
Family Home Night
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Evening Ecstacy
 145
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Sweet Meats
 80
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cube Steaks
 102
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Smell the Meat
 44
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tofu Crack
 243
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Low Cholesterol
 78
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Switch
 52
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tube Steaks Tomorrow
 141
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Mouse Meat
 51
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Two Timer
 65
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
At Your Cervix
 86
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Top Sirloin
 191
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
T-Bones Tonight
 85
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Extra Lean
 104
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Family Home Night
 26
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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Sam Feuerborn
Carbondale
Sam Feuerborn   Carbondale
Hey does anyone know what the routes are to the right of cube steaks? there's a varied corner that is fairly thin, i think in the book it's 10- and then there are 2 others a bit further down, one i think is splitter fingers and the other goes up a ramp and runs from .5's to good hands with a #5 pod at the top and has a 2nd 11+ pitch that's thin through a roof. Apr 3, 2011
As of 10/8/14, a section of the road about a quarter of a mile past the gate was washed out, making it impassable to all but the bravest 4x4 drivers. Not sure of the condition of the rest of the road--we were short on time and opted to not park and hike in. Oct 9, 2014
Preston Havill
Redstone, CO
Preston Havill   Redstone, CO
If you left your velcro Katana's over by Tofu Crack, I put them on the Donnelly message board, Sunday 3/19/17 Mar 19, 2017
The Bloom guidebook overview for the area is slightly inaccurate. It's not too hard to figure out, but since we went through the confusion, I'm posting a photo here to clarify. After you drive through the gate, the first right fork leads to 1st Meat Wall, and the second right fork leads to 2nd Meat Wall. Here is a look at the roads from 2nd Meat Wall.

May 8, 2017
Nate Sydnor   Moab
From Jason Byrd. BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner:

Some updated information on spring/summer 2019 raptor nesting and climbing avoidance areas for IC:

"We just issued a news release and map of the active rapture nesting areas in the Indian Creek Corridor. Here is the web address to the News Release (blm.gov/press-release/annou…). The ?map? is attached to the news release the link is on the right hand side.

Background Information: compliance not to climb in these areas is voluntary and and strongly encouraged, as human disturbance can affect nesting success, however the routes are not legally closed. This requires additional environmental reviews and public notification through the Federal Register, which takes some time. Because of this, we are referring to these routes as "climbing avoidance areas" rather than closures. The entire climbing community is generally very supportive and helpful in these raptor protection efforts, and we hope these voluntary efforts will help keep these locations open outside of the nesting season for your enjoyment.

Please be aware of climbing routes that have nesting raptors. This News Release requests climbers' cooperation in protecting eagles, peregrine falcons, and other migratory birds who use the Indian Creek area to raise their young. Between March 1st and August 31st each year, the BLM asks climbers to avoid climbing these walls until they have been cleared by agency biologists: The Wall, Far Side, Second Meat Wall, Disappointment Cliff, Fin Wall, Broken Tooth, Cat Wall, Slug Wall, and Reservoir Wall. Two of these walls are on partially or wholly on lands managed by SITLA, who is working cooperatively with BLM to protect raptors. The BLM and SITLA will survey walls and generally in May can release any routes that don't have active nests. The walls with active nests should be avoided until the young have fledged. Eagles and falcons mate for life and return to the same nest sites year after year to raise their young, your cooperation is vital to their survival. Here is a link to the news release and map of the affected areas (add link here). Signs will also be posted at the main trailheads.

Please let me know if you have any questions- Thanks!

Jason Byrd
BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner
Monticello, UT 84535
435-587-1534
jbyrd@blm.gov Feb 21, 2019