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|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
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|Shared By:||J Hickok on Mar 18, 2012|
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Seasonal Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas in effect March 1, 2020 for full details visit: blm.gov/press-release/blm-a…
Beginning March 1-late July, the public will be asked to avoid climbing or hiking in areas where birds are known to nest. The climbing areas that are historically known to have nesting activity are referred to in many climbing guidebooks as:
June 11, 2020 avoidance update:
The Wall, Reservoir Wall, Cat Wall, and the multiple Meat Walls.
BLM biologists will continue monitoring efforts throughout the 2020 season, and the BLM will notify the public once young birds have fledged. Trailhead notices and maps will be updated when the avoidance areas are lifted. The BLM expects the avoidance areas to be lifted prior to the beginning of the fall climbing season.
Signs will also be posted at the main trailheads.
Contact Jason Byrd at the BLM with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Gain a ledge system by easy scrambling that accesses several established routes. The first obvious route on the ledge is a short hand crack. The next route over is this "unknown" route with no plaque and little guidebook info.
The route begins with a crack on the left face and a wider crack in a corner. It then gains a ledge about 30 ft up which is just below an offwidth. Continue up offwidth to left facing corner. Anchors in corner below a roof.
I don't think I was able to make it back down with a 70m, so consider two ropes or a 70m with bi-color middle marking (because I just might have used a 70m sucessfully - oh memory!).