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|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||FA: Steve Bartlett, Ralph E. Burns, Nov 1st, 1999|
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|Shared By:||Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Jul 16, 2014|
|Admins:||slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
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.
2. Up the short chimney above, past stacked blocks, to a slabby ledge (you'll be below another chimney). Traverse thirty feet left on the wild hanging slab to gain the base of the nice crack. Up ten feet and belay on a ledge (5.9, 60 feet).
3. Romp up the crack. Belay on a ledge on the right (5.9, 30 feet).
4. Angle up and left, straight up over a small bulge, then left again to gain the east arete and the summit (5.8, 40 feet).
Descent: There is no fixed gear on the climb. To descend, use two ropes tied together and draped over the top, one hanging down each face. We used a 70m on the longer south face and a 60m, and these reached OK. Take care setting this up. It may be better to go one person at a time rather than both at once, to help communication. Once the party is down, the ropes can be pulled.