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|Type:||Trad, 150 ft (45 m)|
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|Shared By:||Will Sharp on May 18, 2020 · Updates|
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2021 Raptor Avoidance Areas
Each spring raptors return to the Indian Creek area for nesting. Eagles, falcons, and other migratory birds use shallow depressions on ledges, cliffs and rock walls, and often return to the same site year after year to raise their young. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests that climbers and hikers avoid nest areas during critical nesting periods, typically in early March through late August. Avoiding climbing and hiking in the vicinity of the nests and keeping a safe viewing distance will help ensure survival of young birds.
Beginning March 1, the BLM asks the public to avoid climbing or hiking in areas with high potential or historically known to have bird nesting activity. The impacted areas are referred to in many climbing guidebooks as: The Wall, Far Side, The Meat Walls, Cliffs of Insanity, Public Service Wall, Disappointment Cliffs, Fin Wall, Broken Tooth, Cat Wall, Slug Wall, and Reservoir Wall. This list serves only as a guide and does not indicate every avoidance area or their many names. For access to a map of raptor avoidance area or any questions about raptors and migratory bird habitat in the Monticello area, please contact Thomas Plank or Jason Byrd with the BLM Monticello Field Office at 435-587-1500.
Full press release: blm.gov/press-release/blm-a…
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.
As per David Bloom in the 2008 guide book. This climb is in an access sensitive area due to its proximity to the Dugout Ranch and the Paragon Prow. He chose to not include most routes at this wall to discourage excessive climber traffic that might compromise access to this and many other walls in Indian Creek. If you are truly up to the task please go in small parties and maintain a low profile.
Probably one of the finest cracks in the Creek, or for that matter, anywhere. 45 meters of perfect varnish stone. Run 4 laps back to back on Slice and Dice and you'll probably be ready...
Bring all your green Camalots, and probably all your buddies too.
Tricks starts in a right facing corner with thin fingers opening to thin hands at a little ledge where you can milk a little rest before the business. From here set sail into a semmingly endless section of ring locks thru 2 overlaps until it drops to rattly fingers towards the top. Hold your shit together and juice your way to the anchors. Placing gear definitely adds difficulty so trim down that rack and stretch it out!
An extension continues another 50(?) feet at a similar size. Not sure what this would do to the grade.