Avg: 4 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 730 ft (221 m), 7 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Paul Ross Jeff Pheasent 11th/12th June 2002|
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|Shared By:||USBRIT Ross on Jun 10, 2002|
|Admins:||slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
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.
P1. Two bolts and a pin(in place) lead out of a V niche and over a roof, two more bolts then a bit of a run out to a bulge where cracks begin, which are followed to the anchors. 80' 5.8+ C2
P2. Steep cracks and grooves to an anchor in an open chimney. 120' 5.9 C1
P3. Up chimney to big ledge. 100' 5.9
P4. Two bolts to reach a crack and chimney system that cuts through the formidable final 350' of the tower. After a short soft crack section the rock improves. 100' 5.9 C2
P5. Follow widening cracks and grooves in good rock to where the chimney cuts through to the other side of the tower. 150' 5.10 C1
P6. Wriggle through the narrow chimney to single bolt belay at the start of the last chimney pitch of the 1987 Toula route. Follow this really nice pitch to large ledge just below the summit. 150' 5.8+
P7. A couple of boulder problem moves and then easy slab to the top. 30'
This route may go all free, pitches 1 and 4 being the main problem.
One can descend by the original descent, or after the second rap new anchors on the edge leads to a big ledge(rap bolts on the far edge)at the top of pitch 3 East Face. From here two raps to ground. F.A. Paul Ross. Jeff Pheasant. Var.Leads.