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Elevation: 900 ft 274 m
GPS: 42.2205, -91.0715
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Shared By: moss1956 on Oct 8, 2008
Admins: Raud
Warning Access Issue: Closed north of Chimney Rock. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

Bolted limestone, it is a long walk to the rock, but there are some really nice climbs.

If you have information with respect to closures please add your comments.

The most sensitive areas are the north east faces. Some climbs have been established in a few of these places prior to the closures, and we should respect the closure until land managers have had time to fully assess the possible impacts. This has been an important issue for a number of years, and the local climbing community has respected all closures.

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Getting There Suggest change

Heading North on 151 out of Monticello Iowa, turn right on Richmond, take Richmond Road till it tees out on Butterfield Road, and turn right.

Stick with Butterfield Road where you have to turn right at the four way stop to stay on Butterfield and follow it down into the park.

There are two parking lots, one right after you enter the park and one down by the river. The top parking lot is closer to most of the bolted climbs. This parking lot has the remains of a large burnt stump in the middle.

The lower parking area is spread out. This is a good place to access routes located closer to the river. You will often see RV campers here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Indian Bluffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Spearhead
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 10
Crap Attack
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Flavor Blasted Spermacide
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Go Left
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Between the Sheets
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Talent Show
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Death Blox
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Fighting Fish
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Ward off
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
No Response
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 16
C N Red
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Boiler
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Ordinary Freak
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
[Redacted]
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
El Diablo
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spearhead Sport/TR/Trad > Boneless Chicken Ranch
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Crap Attack Sport/TR/Trad > Boneless Chicken Ranch
 10
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Flavor Blasted Spermacide Sport/TR/Trad > Boneless Chicken Ranch
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Go Left Sport/TR/Trad > Boulevard Wall
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Between the Sheets Sport/TR/Trad > Boneless Chicken Ranch
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Talent Show Sport/TR/Trad > Boneless Chicken Ranch
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Death Blox Sport/TR/Trad > Mother Wall
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fighting Fish Sport/TR/Trad > Boneless Chicken Ranch
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Ward off Sport/TR/Trad > Boulevard Wall
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
No Response Sport/TR/Trad > Boulevard Wall
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
C N Red Sport/TR/Trad > Mother Wall
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Boiler Sport/TR/Trad > Blue Groove
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Ordinary Freak Sport/TR/Trad > Boulevard Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
[Redacted] Sport/TR/Trad > Boulevard Wall
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
El Diablo Sport/TR/Trad > Boulevard Wall
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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