Avg: 2 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 140 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Bjornstad, Hudock, Hollister|
|Page Views:||1,975 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Andrew Gram on Sep 17, 2004|
|Admins:||slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
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: Start from the notch between the tower and the rimrock behind it. Make a spooky free move onto a ledge - a fall would be bad, and a boost from your partner helps. Clip a couple of old hangerless bolts to a fat bolt over the roof, a few more closely spaced hangerless bolts, and then free climb right to a crack. Fingers and hands lead to a good ledge with a possible belay.
P2: Climb a thin crack past some old hangerless bolts(why?) until the crack jogs left and widens to 4 Camalot size. If you hate this size two big pieces are prudent. The belay is about 10' below the top of the tower and consists of one drilled angle and one crappy bolt. Getting to the top is an easy scramble on sugary rock.
One double rope rap gets you to the ground. An OK route with lots of old unnecessary bolts, but the summit is cool.