Type: Trad, 350 ft (106 m), 6 pitches, Grade II
FA: Ken Trout and Kirk Miller, 1984
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Nov 9, 2001 · Updates
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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
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The first pitch of Jah Man fell off. The route was reestablished with 2 or 3 new pitches on the bottom section.

Pitch 1: Start at the original start and climb up through one of two hand cracks systems that gains a ledge up and to the right. There is a bolt for a small Traverse to a two bolt anchor. This anchor is just left of the major horizontal that can be seen from the ground. 5.10, Gear: BD 0.3 - 3. PG13 because of detached pillars and rock quality.

Pitch 2: Hand traverse the horizontal crack for 30 feet. This crack will take anything from a BD .75-2. The crack does disappear for a few feet requiring some difficult face moves. Once at the junction of the horizontal crack and the vertical finger crack, build an anchor here. I used a BD .75, 3, and a red c3. 5.11+

Pitch 3: If you don't mind the rope drag from pitch 2, don't build an anchor and just keep going up the calcite finger crack. Otherwise,  I would think most people would probably stop here and build an anchor. At the end of this 40 foot pitch, you'll land at the new anchor a few feet up and left of the old anchor (the anchor that was just above the pillar that fell). Gear: (Red C3's up to BD 0.5.) Solid 5.12.

Nothing new past this point... This is the original route.

Pitch 4: The fourth pitch heads straight up ten feet, traverses left (.10+) and then goes up an easy corner (5.9) to a nice ledge.

Pitch 5: follows the obvious 5.10 crack that trend up and left (wonderful thin hands). 5.10+ Gear: BD .4-2, mostly .75s and 1s.

Pitch 6: Steps around the corner and makes a few 9+/10- face moves to the summit. 4 bolts.

Rap the route with one 70 meter rope in 4 raps.


Bring a double set of Friends for this route.


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.