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|Type:||Trad, Aid, Grade II|
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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.
Climbed at 5.8 A0 or 5.11.
The second time I ascended this route, I inadvertently knocked a seemingly "OK" piece of rock off the wall - it was huge. Don't know what the current choss factor is like, but be careful.
This route is fun and often windy. Fresh snow can make topping out the final moves a little scary, so avoid that situation of possible, but I guess that goes for many routes!
The climbing is fairly easy (at A0) and fairly well protected to a chimney. Climb the chimney and belay here or keep climbing to the summit with extra rope drag.
Summit moves: Climb a fairly well spaced bolt ladder to top by aid or free climbing at 5.11. Slightly heady above bolts.
Summary: Go out and have some fun, mostly easy climbing, easy summit, good view.