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|FA:||Glenn Dunmire, Stew Sayah, April 1988|
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|Shared By:||J Hickok on Sep 19, 2001|
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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 photo existing on this site shows the easy slab approach to the very base of the route on the North West side of the tower. It would be a good idea to protect the belay if you start right here.
My partner led off without feeling confident in much of the initial gear, but eventually got something decent in. After moving through the worse rock at the bottom, my partner placed a more trustworthy cam and continued to climb to a section of the tower that you can stick your arm through. No joke, you could grab a climber's arm on the route on the south side of the tower.
The top out is a bit awkward. Make some interesting moves under the roof of the "hammer-head" to clip a bolt on the lip. Commit yourself to the very do-able moves over the lip and on to the summit.
The day we topped out, the slings on top were quite old, but since this tower seems to be seeing more ascents in the new millennium, I'm sure the webbing you find will be quite worthy for rappel.
Sounds like a single 60m rappel is working for people.