Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 100 ft (30 m)|
|FA:||Sam Lightner Jr.|
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|Shared By:||Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jun 18, 2009|
|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 line starts 30 feet right of the original route. I was a bit nervous about the stability of the first two placements, so I looked for an alternative to reach the upper crack. There is a cleft to a crack 30 feet right that allowed for funky free climbing to reach the upper third of the original route.
The start is a bit scary... loose oppositional climbing for about 20 feet before you get a good piece. More wierdness, then a wide section with a bombay for a crux. It may only be 5.9.... I was alone and it felt 5.10 to me. Continue on then traverse left to the original line and begin aiding up the rotting crack.
The crack goes clean, but its got some very soft, grainy spots that could easily break up under force. I think its solid C2.
This line starts 30 feet right of the original line.