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|Type:||Trad, 200 ft (61 m), Grade III|
|FA:||Tim Coats, Scott Baxter, Gary Roggera, Mid 80's|
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|Shared By:||Andrew Gram on Sep 9, 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.
Pitch 1 - traverse easily 10 feet right, and head up an overhanging blocky section with less than perfect rock. This is 5.10 and the R section. It used to be protected by a fixed angle, but I pulled it out with my fingers and it is now sitting on my fireplace. Work your way into the well protected splitter which starts out hard 5.11 fingers and eases and widens as you go up. Traverse right to a ledge with an overhang directly above it - sort of cave like. 120' 5.11b.
Pitch 2 - fire over the roof via a burly 4 camalot sized crack. Continue up a gaping offwidth above, and traverse left on somewhat friable rock. Head up through easier cracks to the amazing summit. 90', 5.10+.
Enjoy the spectactular summit. There is a decent anchor where with 60 meter ropes you can make a double rope rap to the ground. There is a station in between, so you may be able to descend with one rope, but I have no idea if it would work or not - easiest to do the double rope rap. There was no summit register when I did this, and you may want to bring webbing to replace the tat on top.