Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 175 ft (53 m), 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||440 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Davis Badger on Mar 25, 2019|
|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.
This route follows the north-eastern crack system, which splits into an interesting double crack system about 20 ft off the ground. Instead of jamming I found that climbing the awkward double crack system like a wide chimney was the best way to go about it. The route works its way into a small triangular chimney before stopping at possibly one of the worst anchors I have ever seen outdoors at the top of P1. 75ft, 5.9.
The route continues on to the south of the sketchy anchor, leading into a proper chimney of unknown difficulty. After seeing the P1 anchor I decided to rap down and change my now soiled underwear.
Note: This climb is NORTH of the two large boulders, while the easier, standard north-east chimney route starts SOUTH of these large boulders.