Avg: 2.9 from 57 votes
|Type:||Aid, 40 ft (12 m)|
|FA:||Banditos Climbing Club|
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|Shared By:||Andrew Gram on Sep 27, 2001 · Updates|
|Admins:||slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
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.
Its hard to think of this route as a climb - its more of an experience. Look for the line of 5 bolts on the caprock and climb it. I didn't have a stick clip, so my partner stood on my back and clipped the first bolt - this added immensely to the climb. The leader should leave a daisy or sling on the first bolt for the second. The route overhangs so much it is easier to reclimb it than to jug.
The summit is big and a good place to stretch out and relax. There are fixed rap anchors and interesting relics in the summit cairn.
The route is worth doing purely because it is so strange. I've never seen anything else like it.