Type: Trad, 230 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bennett, Troutman, 2011
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Shared By: Highlander on Oct 23, 2012
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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

Wow! One of the best finger cracks in Indian Creek!

Pitch 1: Short pitch, head up the face to a ledge with a single bolt belay.

Pitch 2: Splitter Finger Crack (this is what you came for!), Starts out with .3 camalots to sustained .4 and .5 camalots, save a .3 camalot for the top.

Clip the bolted anchors and check to see how much skin is left on your fingers. You can lower all the way to the ground with a 70m rope.

Location

Located to the right of Minute Man & The Womb, look for the pillar leaning against the wall with the striking finger crack above it.

Protection

(4).3 camalots, (6).4 camalots, (5).5 camalots, (1).75 camalot.

Add a couple hand size pieces for the approach pitch

Photos

Scott Bennett
  5.12
Scott Bennett  
  5.12
FFA Bennett, Troutman, 2011

And if you're in the area, keep hiking right to find "Mother" (13-) and "Shotgun Wedding" (12+). Oct 24, 2012
One of the BEST finger cracks in the creek!! Heavy on the yellow and green aliens

Much respect to Trout Man for putting the work into this crag and discovering these classic lines. Feb 20, 2013
Robert Daniel.
Denver, CO
Robert Daniel.   Denver, CO
While climbing approach pitch (inside chimney feature, climbing hand crack flake), the entire flake moved significantly at the top, and I thought the entire thing was going to collapse, pulling me along with it. The easy traverse moves that followed were all pulling on terrifying loose, white sandstone as well. Moral of the story: Climb the junk line just to the right of the plaque if you're heading up to the good stuff, not inside the chimney feature. That rock looks very iffy as well, though, so seriously be careful. We decided bringing a ladder to this cliff would be the play next time. Several incredible splitters guarded monstrous choss. PLEASE DON'T CLIMB PITCH INSIDE CHIMNEY. Oct 28, 2018