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|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Ed Webster, Chester Dreiman, 1983|
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|Shared By:||Ben Folsom on Jan 26, 2004|
|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: Climb up ledges to dihedral facing rimrock then climb the offwidth past a bolt to a bolted belay ledge.
Variation: We climbed a difficult offwidth crack to the left leading to the same belay. Erica pulled a TV-sized block off getting to this offwidth.
Pitch 2: Face climb up the ridge past some drilled angles to a belay ledge with bolts. If you climb the 1st pitch variation you skip this pitch.
Pitch 3: A 5.10c move puts you on the ridge which leads up on easier rock past a drilled angle to the "plank ledge".
Pitch 4: Follow Ridge at 5.6 to the summit.
Variation: From anchors a little below the plank ledge belay, we traversed right and went across a very loose and sandy ramp up to the plank ledge. (not recommended)
Descent: Rappel the route. Note: According to the register, we were the 20th ascent of the tower on Jan 27th 2004.