Type: Trad, 55 ft
FA: J. Visser, M. Kindred
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Mar 3, 2007
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Access Issue: Sometimes closed in spring for raptor nesting Details

Description

A fun splitter hand crack on a not-quite vertical face with a wide section near the top.

The lower part of the crack is great hands, then it opens up wide for five or six feet.

However, there are some face features and irregularities on the edge of the wide section that make it easier, and the left corner crack is close enough at this point to get a good hand and foot jam. (In other words, offwidth technique not required.)

After the wide section the crack closes down again to hands for another five feet or so to the anchor ledge.

Location

The crack is located on a west/southwest face with a hand crack (Red Warrior) in the corner to the left. Wide Boy is in the same alcove.

Looking down, 500 W street in Saint George is just slightly west. The belay area is large, flat, and well-used so it should be hard to miss.

Protection

Mostly hand-sized gear with optional larger. I placed the following Camalot C4s: (1) .75, (3) 1, (3) 2, (1) 3. There is at least one spot where a number 4 would fit but I chose to motor on past the spot without stopping.

The anchor is above a ledge and consists of 3 bolts and hangers with (smallish) chain from two hangers joined with a single quicklink, and webbing from the 3rd hanger joined to the chains' quicklink with another quicklink.
Tyler King
Salt Lake, UT
Tyler King   Salt Lake, UT
The offwidth takes a nice armbar, and by time your feet hit the off-width section you have some crimpers and then the thin hand crack. 1st offwidth section I've ever done that didn't amount to alot of groveling and cursing (coincidentally it was also my 1st offwidth on a sandstone crack). It was actually enjoyable, believe it or not!

And yes, the corner crack is available if you absolutely need it... Feb 8, 2009
Jared R
  5.10a
Jared R  
  5.10a
I just TRed this route and it was prefect hands the entire way. In the depths of the offwidth there are still good hand jams. The crux is the last 8 feet or so where the crack slims down to thin hands. It's a great route and it's easier than The Red Warrior and Pig Lloyd which are both rated 5.9+.
My partner Ryan lead it with nothing larger than a #3 Camalot.
Super fun route! Feb 5, 2010
Hendo Henderson
Denver, CO
  5.10a
Hendo Henderson   Denver, CO
  5.10a
I LOVED this route. It seems like the perfect intro to Indian Creek cracks. Because it's shorter and varies in width slightly, you don't have to have 7 sets #1 BD cams.

Definitely get on this if you're confident in crack climbing skills. Near perfect hands the whole way.

The offwidth is actually surprisingly easy. Not a true offwidth. Don't be intimidated by it. Mar 26, 2013
nieder
Bristol, NH
nieder   Bristol, NH
Found and retrieved a stuck cam- PM me if you lost it and can describe the piece and where it was stuck and I'll get it back to you! Jul 19, 2014
Great route. Gradually widened all the way up to the (easy) offwidth w the best jams on the last two thirds. For me the first 10 feet was the hardest. I had something like two (camalot) 1s, three 2s, one three and one 4. Though this could easily be done without the 4. If this was twice as long you'd think you were at the creek. There was a nice chain anchor with carabiners on top. Jan 9, 2018
atfarley farley
Salt Lake City, UT
 
atfarley farley   Salt Lake City, UT
 
Thought this was easier than Red Warrior. My perfect jam is a slightly wide 2 camalot. Nov 18, 2018
Brice Pollock
Oakland, CA
  5.9+
Brice Pollock   Oakland, CA  
  5.9+
Super fun. Great for big handed buddies.

2 of .75, 1, 2 and a 3 Nov 20, 2018