Type: Trad
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chris Dawson on Apr 13, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas Details
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


Skidmarks is the next route left from Short and Stupid on the right side of Pistol Whipped Wall. A 50ft. left-facing corner that starts out as thin tip liebacking to a bulging lieback crux (short-lived), to some fun moves up flakes with the occassional hand jam. The flakes look pretty thin, but they're fairly solid. Just don't place any gear behind them, get it down in the crack. A good warmup or just a fun little pitch to set up for lots of people to do along with Short and Stupid. Slings on the anchor should probably be replaced.


I used 2 .5in. cams, 2 .75in. cams one .75camalot, and 1 #1 camalot. Could take a couple extra .5/.75 in. pieces and maybe one .4in. piece for the start.


Chris is right, definitely watch the thin flakes at the top. One of them wiggled a bit when I touched it. Apr 16, 2002
Short but sweet.This is a great climb for someone with little to no leading experience in the creek. It was my first trad lead, creek style and I f@$%#&g loved it. Apr 19, 2002
m-earle   USA
Slippery Apr 2, 2007
Sean Wolf
Denver, CO
Sean Wolf   Denver, CO
I stemmed the crux and found it much easier. Oct 27, 2009
mikejohnson1 Johnson
Essex Junction, VT
mikejohnson1 Johnson   Essex Junction, VT
Really, really, really good pro. Every piece is placed from a comfortable stance. Good first lead for the creek. Feb 17, 2010