Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft (24 m)|
|Page Views:||313 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||jakobi on Jun 10, 2015|
|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.
Begin scrambling left off the ledge past a drilled angle, climb through a chossy-looking face on solid jugs, side-pulls and underclings to where the crack begins. Follow the off-fingers crack up to a small roof where the crack pinches down to less than tips. Getting past the roof is very cryptic and physical and I won't say anymore as to not spoil it for those who come after. Beyond the roof you'll enter a flared chimney, and the crack opens up to accept your fingers once again. Squirm up the chimney, jamming the cack and getting occasional stances on features. Towards the top the crack pinches down to tips and tighter but features appear to keep things reasonable.
The word is that Gilje took the route beyond the current anchors to where the two routes would have shared a common anchor and from below it seems strange to end the climb below what looks like a splitter crack. Upon closer inspection the splitter is actually an offset seem and I have no doubt Gilje would've had the grit to pull it off but it would've upped the seriousness factor quite a bit as the seem looks hard and appears to be protectable with marginal rp's and maybe a micro cam here and there.