Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 230 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Andrew Parnas, Jojo Matson|
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|Shared By:||aparnas on Aug 22, 2016|
|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 2 (5.11a, 110 ft) Walk left from the belay to the obvious #4 crack that continues up the portion of the pillar that is detached from the main rim cliff. Climb the crack to where the rock becomes soft and loose. Continue up past this loose band of rock to more solid climbing in a corner where two large cracks converge to create some fantastic geometry. Optional belay here to reduce rope drag. Climb the corner where the two cracks come together, either by stemming or using the offwidth crack in back. Above this, the rock becomes loose and delicate again, so dance cautiously up the next 30 feet to the summit of the pillar.
70 meter rope absolutely necessary for rappels!!! Two ropes recommended. One 70 meter rope (With rope stretch!!) just barely reaches the bottoms of both pitches. Tie knots in the ends of your rope!!