Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft (91 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Pamela Shanti Pack|
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|Shared By:||Evan Wisheropp on Sep 11, 2018|
|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.
Climb/scramble up a slightly awkward offwidth to a very large belay ledge. Gear: 4-5"
Very fun arm-barring with some really neat undulations. Bump #6s and leave green bros for the majority of the pitch.
P3) 5.11 R/X
Welcome to the Maelstrom. The wind funnels through the crack and multiplies many times over as it passes through the belay stance. It can be a 5mph wind on the summit, and feel like 30mph gusts in the funnel. Chimney up, and out passing two bolts. The chimney flares down and you'll awkwardly squeeze through a runnout opening with the wind creating an "exciting" sense of urgency. A #12 makes this pitch much safer, as placing blue-bros on the crux is not optimal. Once finally into the squeeze, climb another 80' of blue-bros to a funky/fun finish and an anchor on a ledge out right. The plateau is accessible via a short scramble to the right.
Gear: #6, #12, and many #4 Big Bros. Optional #5 Big Bro for the top.