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Egg Drop Soup
Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches,
Avg: 3.5 from 19
FA: Matt Lisenby and Keith Reynolds
> Moab Area
> Indian Creek
> Bridger Jacks
Access Issue: Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas
Please be aware of climbing routes that have nesting raptors. This News Release requests climbers' cooperation in protecting eagles, peregrine falcons, and other migratory birds who use the Indian Creek area to raise their young. Between March 1st and August 31st each year, the BLM asks climbers to avoid climbing these walls until they have been cleared by agency biologists: The Wall, Far Side, Second Meat Wall, Disappointment Cliff, Fin Wall, Broken Tooth, Cat Wall, Slug Wall, and Reservoir Wall. Two of these walls are on partially or wholly on lands managed by SITLA, who is working cooperatively with BLM to protect raptors. The BLM and SITLA will survey walls and generally in May can release any routes that don't have active nests. The walls with active nests should be avoided until the young have fledged. Eagles and falcons mate for life and return to the same nest sites year after year to raise their young, your cooperation is vital to their survival.
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek
WET ROCK: Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN MOAB during or after rain.
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.
This route climbs the gorgeous corner to the right of Hoop Dancer and to the left of Vision Quest. It tops out at the notch between Hummingbird Spire and the King of Pain and provides a good alternative for accessing the second pitches of Hoop Dancer or Sacred Space.
Pitch 1- This is the business. Climb the off-fingers crack up the left-facing corner to a bolted belay stance on the right. There are very few rests! (5.12)
Pitch 2- Continue up the left-facing corner with hands and a few wide moves. A short, loose section gains the notch. (5.10)
Note: This route can be climbed in one long pitch.
A standard desert rack of cams up to 3.5 with many extras in the .5 to #1 Camalot range. 10 cams in that range would not be out of line.