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|Type:||Trad, 210 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Tom Merrill, Wayne Poulsen, October 1970|
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|Shared By:||jakobi on Jun 22, 2015|
|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.
Pitch one: Climb pretty fun 5.9 hands into the chimney, follow the chimney up getting plenty of gear along the way.The climbing is fairly mellow and the rock is good for the most part. About halfway up pull past some chockstones that are solidly wedged except for one; test them out before you yard on them. Near the top the chimney tightens down and the crack in the back gets wider; it's a bit of a grovel but not as bad as it looks from below. Once out of the chimney walk towards the tower and you'll see an anchor built off a bomber bush which just sounds silly. Belay from here.
Pitch two: Walk around to the back of the tower. Climb 5.9 hands and traverse right through loose 5.6 when the crack fades out to reach another crack. Climb 5.8 mostly hands to the summit.