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Indian Cracks Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.2302, -122.09347 View Map  Incorrect?
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Caroline lay-backing it up the 1 1/4" crack.

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Description 

With a handful of quality moderate boulder problems with great landings, this boulder is deservedly popular. There are a few harder routes (traverses, mainly) which I didn't have time to work on, but which may be worth checking out.

The obvious "splitter" crack on the front face of the boulder is called "Indian Crack", V0.

Routes from left to right, starting with Indian Crack, VO are

1) Indian Crack, V0
2) Easy Mantle, V0 (also on the front face)
3) Honey Dipper, V2 (first route on the right face)
4) 1 1/4" Crack, V1 (fifteen feet down from Honey Dipper)

There is also a V5 traverse starting at route 4 and finishing at route 1. I didn't try it but it looked cool. Reportedly there is a V7 traverse on the backside of the boulder, but it didn't look like much.

Descend from all problems via a 4th class chimney on the left side. Some has taken the liberty of tick-marking all the useful footholds for this descent, which to me seemed excessive, but to each his own I guess.

Getting There 

Park as for Indian Rock. Go right of the obvious visible boulder and follow a faint trail (parallel to the access trail for Indian Rock, perpendicular to the road) for about 100 feet through the trees. You will soon be greeted by the obvious Indian Crack boulder and its eponymous V0 Indian Crack boulder problem.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Indian Cracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Indian Cracks:
Indian Crack   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   
1 1/4" Crack   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
Honey Dipper   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Sloper Route   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Raw Honey   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 12'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Honey Dipper

Honey Dipper V2 5+  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Indian Cracks
A fun problem that is on the indistinct arete between the front and right faces. Start on good holds and lieback up the left-facing, positive arete feature. Top out and descend the chimney.There is a V3 variation to this climb called "Raw Honey" which starts a couple feet right of "Honey Dipper" and involves a few tough moves slapping up the sloping and slippery rail just right of "Honey Dipper". Also quality....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Brett Billings
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 19, 2016
Yeah, the directions don't seem to be correct. Take the trail toward Indian Rock past the large boulder at the trail head. Not too far past there, and before the trail begins to curve, there's a clear path to the left going slightly uphill that will take you stright to the boulder and the crack.

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