Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 210 ft (64 m), 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Paul Ross and Gene Vallee, June 13, 2000|
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|Shared By:||Matt Pickren on Sep 10, 2007|
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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 0- Scramble up to a large ledge on the shoulder of the tower.
Pitch 1- Climb a pillar-like (very soft) formation 20 feet to an obvious horizontal crack. Traverse out crack left to an uncomfortable natural belay below small crack. 5.7 C1+ 40 feet
Pitch 2- Aid up tiny blue and black alien crack straight off belay. Follow this crack for 30 feet to pins and bolts. Follow bolts and studs with occasional placement to bolted belay on a decent ledge. C2 100 feet
Pitch 3- Aid up more bolts and free climb up staircases to the summit. Belay of a bush. 5.5 C1 60 feet
Descent- Pray, if you think it'll help. Rappel from small bush off the east side of the tower. Seriously, this bush is scary. We backed up the one half others had used to the other small half. A single bolt would inspire much more confidence. You will need double 60s as these just get you to the ground. Also, pulling the ropes was really hard so get the note well over the edge.