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3 Strikes You're Out T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Air Swedin T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R
Battle of the Bulge T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Big Baby, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Black Corner T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Bloombagged Again T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cal and Andy's Route T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Cave Route T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Christmas Tree T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Crack Attack T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Digital Readout T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Disco Machine Gun T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Dogs in Space T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Down in Albion T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R
Elbow Vices T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fat Boy Slim T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hole in the Wall T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Jagged Wedge, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jane Fonda's Total Body Workout T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Last Battle, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Like a Prayer T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R
Mayes, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Moon Also Rises, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Mystery Machine, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Our Piece of Real Estate T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pigs In Space T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Quarter of a Man T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Railroad Tracks T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ruby's Cafe T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ruins Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Seppuku Flake T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Swedin-Ringle T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Think Pink T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown w/ 2 bolt RF corner T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unnamed 5.10 LF flake in deep corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed 5.11 (Just R of the Mayes) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unnamed 5.11- just L of Last Battle T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Unnamed RF hands to tips T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Warm-up T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad
FA: Bob Rotert and Steve Hong
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Shared By: Joe Collins on Nov 10, 2001
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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

Description

The best corner on a wall with countless superb corners. Just left of Black Corner, this climb is extremely hand-size dependent...it is at just that point where many people can get tight hand jams (i.e. feels 5.11ish) while others will need to lieback forever (thus 5.12-). There are a few rests on this one, so be on the lookout for features to stem to. Milk the high rest for all its worth because the crux section begins just afterwards.

Protection

A whole mess of #2 friends (though you certainly don't need the recommended number from the guide- 12!) or a mix of #.75 and #1 camalots. You can use bigger pieces in a few pods. You'll need 2 ropes for this one.
michalm
Boulder, CO
  5.11+
michalm   Boulder, CO
  5.11+
Fantastic route. The crack just barely accepts man hands for thin hand jams. I didn't use a single thumbstack but the right foot really got worked on this one. Mar 5, 2016
BigE
5.12-
BigE  
5.12-
F@#$%& Great route! I have big hands and its a lot of laying back. A very hard send just due to the endurance needed. Ladies don't be afraid to get on this one!! Nov 9, 2012
Kevin Volkening  
5.11+
11+ NOT 12- Feb 8, 2012
claytown
Boulder, CO
 
claytown   Boulder, CO
 
Absolutely amazing route. My hat is off to Bob and Steve on this one! Description says 2 ropes required but a 70m will reach the ground... barely! Took lots of #1 &.75 camalots plus a .5 camalot or two at the end. Oct 20, 2011
George K. Watson
Nederland, CO
 
George K. Watson   Nederland, CO
 
An incredible route. 11 #2s Jeebus. Jul 6, 2010
FA= Bob Rotert and Steve Hong May 10, 2009
Michael Sokoloff
Spokane, WA
Michael Sokoloff   Spokane, WA
What does it take to earn 4-stars? This route has stellor rock, sustained jamming, a distinct crux UP HIGH, length and a fun (not giveaway) finish. Give it the 4-stars it deserves. There are not many better corners at the Creek. Oct 16, 2007
The term bleb generically means an inclusion, usually rounded, of one material within another. It is used alot in mineralogical and petrological descriptions. Mar 8, 2005
Whats a bleb? Aug 28, 2004
I onsighted this some years ago. It was my best effort of the trip. The rest high is a bleb on the right side that you can stem and plaster your body in with. The section afterwards just rejects a #1 camalot-I got one in with two cams engaged and decided to go for it. Best to have a 3/4 camalot ready, otherwise you risk a 40 footer getting through. One of those situations where breakfast just stays down. Mar 5, 2002