Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Justin Willis (Solo) October, 2019; FFA Justin Willis, Shane Miller two week later|
|Page Views:||74 total · 29/month|
|Shared By:||Justin Willis on Nov 4, 2019|
|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.
P1 - Pull surprisingly hard moves off the deck and climb through a serious big moves between finger pods in a seamed corner(I'm 5'6" and I managed just fine) until you reach a rest. Easy OW gains you fifteen feet to a "hmm how in the hell do I do this?" series of moves to another jug on a massive flake. Look behind the flake and thank Obeah that you are above it. More OW! Squeeze! beware of the loose blocks as you pull out the chimney. I cleaned a lot on the free ascent and I believe it to be completely safe for desert standards. Save hand-sized or larger gear on this adventure mega pitch to build an anchor in the beautiful twin cracks in the back of the chimney. 60m 5.11+
P2- On the first ascent, I went up and right. On the free ascent we went up and left. Go up and left. Build an anchor with wide gear and enjoy one of the coolest places on the planet.
Decent: Walk 30' West(toward the summit) from the rim and locate new rap rings for another climb. Two 60's got us down in two easy raps.
After searching for the summit register for hours and finding GARBAGE on the summit(!?!?!?!?) I found it and I built a small cairn on the S. Summit with the register inside.
NOTE: I did much cleaning off the ledge at the top of the first pitch. The second ascent may be sandy, but it should clean up nicely.