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Routes in Indian Cracks

Elevation: 3,043 ft
GPS: 37.23, -122.093 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Daniel Trugman on Jan 10, 2010 with updates from Rica O
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description [Suggest Change]

With a handful of quality moderate boulder problems with great landings, this boulder is deservedly popular. There are a few harder routes (traverses, mainly) which I didn't have time to work on, but which may be worth checking out.

The obvious "splitter" crack on the front face of the boulder is called "Indian Crack", V0.

Routes from left to right, starting with Indian Crack, VO are

1) Indian Crack, V0
2) Easy Mantle, V0 (also on the front face)
3) Honey Dipper, V2 (first route on the right face)
4) 1 1/4" Crack, V1 (fifteen feet down from Honey Dipper)

There is also a V5 traverse starting at route 4 and finishing at route 1. I didn't try it but it looked cool. Reportedly there is a V7 traverse on the backside of the boulder, but it didn't look like much.

Descend from all problems via a 4th class chimney on the left side. Some has taken the liberty of tick-marking all the useful footholds for this descent, which to me seemed excessive, but to each his own I guess.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Park as for Indian Rock. Go right of the obvious visible boulder and follow a faint trail (parallel to the access trail for Indian Rock, perpendicular to the road) for about 100 feet through the trees. You will soon be greeted by the obvious Indian Crack boulder and its eponymous V0 Indian Crack boulder problem.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Indian Cracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 30
Indian Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 27
1 1/4" Crack
Boulder
V1+ 5
 24
Honey Dipper
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
Sloper Route
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 17
Raw Honey
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Indian Crack
 30
V0 4 Boulder
1 1/4" Crack
 27
V1 5 Boulder
Honey Dipper
 24
V1+ 5 Boulder
Sloper Route
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
Raw Honey
 17
V2-3 5+ Boulder
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Brett Billings
Fort Collins, CO
Brett Billings   Fort Collins, CO
Yeah, the directions don't seem to be correct. Take the trail toward Indian Rock past the large boulder at the trail head. Not too far past there, and before the trail begins to curve, there's a clear path to the left going slightly uphill that will take you stright to the boulder and the crack. Sep 19, 2016

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