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|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Ken Trout and Kirk Miller, 1984|
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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.
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.