Sandwalker Buttress Rock Climbing
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Indian Creek 2019 info: or the linkblm.gov/press-release/annou….
RAPTOR CLOSURES: please be aware of seasonal raptor closures at the Cat Wall and Reservoir Wall. They occur annually from March 31st until August 31st. *Due to the federal hiring freeze in agencies such as the BLM of Monticello, no official closure for 2017 has been issued and the laws which have been put in place in previous years are not being enforced. Please, for the sake of fragile desert ecology, DO NOT CLIMB at stated walls. These raptors return to the same nesting sites every year to raise their nestlings.
These routes are shady until about 1pm.
1. Follow the fence across the usually dry creek-bed and hike along the base of the hill below the wall until beneath your desired climb. Slog up the short, loose hill to the wall.
2. Hike north along the old road into the main canyon for 1/4 to 1/2 mile and cut cross country, through the creek-bed, and up the hill to the wall. Much of the creek-bed along here is densely vegetated, and finding a route through the brush can be tricky.
Either way should get you to the wall in 20-30 minutes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Sandwalker Buttress
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