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|Type:||Trad, Aid, 170 ft (52 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Bill Duncan, Steve Anderton|
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|Shared By:||Bill Duncan on Aug 31, 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.
Pitch 1: Ascend to the saddle between the spire and the butte behind, C2.
Pitch 2: Climb up some big steps to a chimney, climb the chimney to a drilled pin, pendulum down and left until a thin crack is within reach (tiny cams). Climb the C1 or 5.11 thin crack to hands (5.9), then fist and offwidth (5.9) to a nice ledge and belay. Take two fat ropes for this pitch to be safe. Use one for the climb through the pendulum, then the other after the pendulum.
Pitch 3: Climb C1 past a couple of drilled baby angle holes, a couple of 5.7 moves brings you to the summit.
Descent: One full rope length rappel to the east from two drilled anchors.