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|Type:||Trad, 80 ft (24 m)|
|FA:||Tom Gilje, Julie Sheld, 1995|
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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.
Start up easy cracks and ledges. Then commit to the thin seam up and left. Place gear when it is available because placements are intermittent but good when you get them, although gear may occupy your only hold at times. When the crack peters out move up and left to the 2 bolt anchor.
In the middle of the climb you can move out left, do a few face moves and back right to the crack for a slightly easier option as the crack and friction moves feel pretty desperate here. If you toprope this climb be sure to have the rope a bit "loose" as any tension can make this climb quite a bit easier.
This route is incorrectly described on the topo of Rock Climbing Utah showing it climbing the arete on the right side of the slabs. That is a different yet good climb which starts from the far right side of the ledge, past one bolt, into the crack/corner, finishing over a small roof just right of the arete (about 10a). Single 60m rope rappel just barely get you back to the ledge. Caution: the ledge is about 20 feet above the ground.