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Trad, 50 ft,
Avg: 2.7 from 3
FA: Trevor Bowman, Pat Kingsbury 4/16/13
> Moab Area
> Indian Creek
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
WET ROCK: Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN MOAB during or after rain.
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.
A nice, clean tight-knee OW in a shallow right-facing dihedral. Starts butterflies, mainly tight hand-fist stacks. Ends on large ledge.
From where the trail meets the wall, head right along the north-facing aspect of the wall for a couple of hundred feet. This is over by the Unnamed/Unknown hands/big hands routes listed in the guide. It is a ways left of the Gash itself though. There's a plaque.