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Bachelor Party 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Heavy Duty
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Submitted By: Joe Collins on Apr 27, 2003  with updates from justino

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Fingering the start

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


An excellent, slowly widening, finger crack on the far right side of Cat Wall, immediately right of the long 5.10 splitter (right of Fat Cat). Two stars at Cat Wall, solid three stars anywhere else.

Begin with a boulder problem start protected by tiny cams to get off the ground. The meat of the climb is the 25 foot middle section where the crack widens from tips with decent feet, to fingers with crappy feet. As with most of the classic Indian Creek finger cracks, I found the crux to be actually getting in some kind of stance to place gear.


purple metolius for the start. Double set of cams from tips to thin hands. One hand sized piece for finish.

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By Max Schon
Feb 12, 2004
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Two blue aliens or purple TCUs will protect the start nicely. I don't recall any tips on this climb. More like bomber finger locks most of the way. The crux is bomber locks without feet. Purple Camalots work nicely.
By Rich Farnham
Mar 9, 2005

A fun route that goes through all sizes of fingers and isn't any one size for very long. You could do this without an arsenal of the same size cams.

There is a short tips section at the start. It's just a boulder problem up to a good rest, and is well protected. There are a few crimpers on the face as well, but they aren't very good.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Nov 14, 2011

Whew! Highstep off the nice ledge onto some bad feet next to your chin while crimping on some slopey crimps to gain access to the crack, or yard on red c3. Hard start. The crack itself is great, with decent feet appearing here and there. Doubles in finger sizes.
By Mike broad
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 18, 2015

FA Heavy Duty.
By Rich Farnham
Mar 11, 2016

How would people feel about relocating the anchor on this route?

It's hard to tell from the photos on this site, but the anchor is set way back in a recess, causing the rope to disappear deep into the crack as you lower or TR it. It seems that rather than have the rope in the crack, many people are running it over the edge of the ledge which is starting to create deep grooves in the rock.

I think we could move the anchors to wall left of the crack, which would keep the rope out on the main face of the wall, and prevent any damage. I'll upload a photo showing what I'm talking about. There are two possibilities that I can see. The upper location would mean no climbing is lost, but I cant recall if that small ledge below it is a problem. The lower location might eliminate a move or two, but it's pretty easy at that point.
By slim
Mar 15, 2016
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

i think it sounds like a good idea.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 15, 2016

Sounds good to me too and i think this kind of thing could/should be considered for MANY routes in Indian Creek..

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