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Curiosity 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Rob Kepley on Oct 15, 2006

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Chris Trudeau was curious 11.9.08

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 >>>

Description 

This amazing climb has everything! Endurance laybacks, great hands, squeeze chimney to a fist crack finish.

Start in a perfect left facing corner which goes to great hands soon after. After a good rest stance, execute the bulge which eats #2 Camalots. Continue up to a tight flared chimney utilizing a series of good edges out left. Finish with a fist crack to the anchor.

Make sure to save at least one #3 Camalot for the finish.

Location 

Cat Wall, immediately left of "King Cat".

Protection 

Camalots: 2-.75, 2-#1, 4-#2, 4-#3 or 3.5


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By Jeff G.
From: Fort Collins
Nov 13, 2006
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

This pitch is incredible! One of the best pitches I have done at the creek. I loved getting into the flare, wild and overhanging, but with a perfect #2 Camalot crack size. Getting out of the flare was the Mr. Hyde version of getting into it, with a tight 3.5 Camalot size to big #3 Camalots for full pump factor.
By Josh Ewing
From: Bluff, UT
Mar 5, 2008
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Ditto on the superlatives. A sweet crack that doesn't get done too often. It'll test all your 5.11 crack skills. Don't trust the book's gear suggestion. Starts with #1.5 friend layback that gradually opens to hands. A very physical and overhanging section on perfect hands leads to a tricky move getting into the flare, which takes #3.5 friends in the back. I'd recommend at least 4-5 of this size. I'd also recommend at least (3) #4 friends (old 3.5 camalots).
By Patrick Pharo
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 26, 2008

Josh,
Come on man, that Bloom guidebook is the Bible for gear beta. I've never been sandbagged by it. Well....maybe once.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Oct 22, 2011

brought up two gray #4 C4's. one could get away with toting only up to #3's, but placements could be more reachy and awkward. the first #4 was helpful for the first 2/3 of the squeeze flake, allowing easier walking up of that instead of having to reach farther in to place #3's. helps too to have the second #4 to place early at the lip of the finishing roof. the squeeze section is actually quite favorable if one contorts well. that entire overhanging hands-to-squeeze-flare-to-fist-roof is just wild and crazy fantastic. get on it, get curious
By Princess Mia
From: Vail
Nov 16, 2013

This is one of the best climbs at the creek….period.

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!
By The Other James
Nov 21, 2013

I heard this climb used to live in Yosemite, but it got lost one day while wandering off and ended up here in Indian creek.
By Bowie Pearson
From: Portland, OR
Nov 30, 2015
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

I liked having three C4 #4's on this one. Easier to bump in the flare, and then again they fit well at the top (unlike what the description says above, I definitely wanted a #4 at the top, not a #3?). I took a bunch of #3's and maybe only placed 2 of them, but I do love that size. The lie-back at the start was hard for me - .5's then slowly gets bigger. Overall an amazing and varied climb, worth doing!!! I thought it was a bit harder than King Cat, but that's just me.
By Greg Gavin
From: SLC, UT
Oct 31, 2016
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Don't bring #4 camalots. Bring #4 Friends. Not quite fists up top for me...to small.

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