Avg: 2 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 75 ft (23 m)|
|FA:||Kyle Copeland, Sue Kemp, 1986|
|Page Views:||977 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Sam Lightner, Jr. on May 18, 2007|
|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.
The route has a burley start move, then it eases off. By and large its wide hands to OW, but the OW is relatively easy as its low angle.
Both anchors on the route were added after the first ascent. According to Bjornstads book, the FA was done to the ledge above. However, the rock was so soft up there it would not hold an anchor. Over time, climbers added an anchor down lower in the better rock and this has been used for years. An even lower anchor exists below this one and before the widest part of the crack. When I replaced the anchors, I replaced both. The logic being that people would eventually put in another one down low and then we would still have a tat anchor uglifying the cliff (What the Park does not want).
If you want to do the original line, go to the ledge.