Type: Trad, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: Ken Trout and Kirk Miller, 1984
Page Views: 78,807 total · 366/month
Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Nov 9, 2001 with improvements by Anna Coles
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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 thisfacebook.com/note.php?note_… from the Friends of Indian Creek Details

Description

The tower does not look like much from afar, but this route is steep, veeery steep and excellent, mostly thin hands at the cruxes. The top is very skinny and exposed.

When you reach the base the route is obvious. Look for the squeeze chimney. Getting to it requires a first pitch of some difficult to protect 5.8-5.9 moves from the left.

The hardest part of the second pitch is getting into the chimney, the rest is quite secure. The anchor is fixed.

The third pitch heads straight up on 5.10, traverse left, perhaps the crux, and then goes up an easy corner to a nice ledge.

Pitch four follows the obvious 5.10 crack (wonderful thin hands).

Pitch five steps around the corner and makes a short 9+/10 boulder problem to the summit.

Protection

Bring a double set of Friends for this route.

Descent

Rappel the route (can be done in four with a single 60 meter rope, or three with a 70m). Use the newest sets of anchors.

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