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|Type:||Trad, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Dan Russell, Brian Shelton, Martin Douglas, Sonia Quiroga|
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|Shared By:||Dan Russell on Sep 20, 2002|
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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 route actually starts on the big ledge at half-height on the end of the cliff (the west end, facing the House of Putterman formation). There are two ways to access this ledge. Either climb Putterman's Big Toe (5.9) or it's sister crack, Glob Gleab (C1), on the south face. Both of these routes are described on this website.
However you reach the ledge, walk back into the obvious cave (the cave is actually a huge chimney). About 20 feet back into the 'cave', the walls pinch off. The climb starts here.
Chimney through the slot (5.8+). This is the Poopshoot. After about 15 feet, the chimney opens up. If you're facing INTO the deep chimney, the wall on your right continues up to overhanging choss, while the wall on your left continues up to slabby choss. Slabby choss is easier to climb.
Turn around so you're facing OUT of the chimney system. Stem between the walls and work your way about 15-20 feet forward, so that you're standing directly above your belayer. Climb the somewhat loose wall (5.5) to a short slot (5.8) which reaches the plateau of the 'south summit'.
You can set up a belay in a crack in the summit surface, using 2-4 inch cams.
Descent: There is no summit anchor. Simul-rap, using a 60m rope.