Indian Creek, UT – The Supercrack Buttress
Well, enough of the pity party. It’s not like our alternative climbing destination was chump change. Indian Creek is a world renowned, crack climbing mecca. There are endless, perfect splitter cracks and the weather, though cold and somewhat windy, participated with our plans to climb here. It looked as though the gray skies held back a lot of other climbers, because Indian Creek was not the mob scene it is usually. We had the Supercrack Buttress pretty much to ourselves with only about five other groups of climbers.
Some climbs that we shoved our hands into here were:
- 3am Crack (5.10b-130′) – warmed up for first 10′, found a good stride for the next 100′, then cooled down the remaining 20′! Everything you have heard about Indian Creek being the land of 5.10’s is true. Being from Southern California (excuses, excuses), my crack climbing technique was way off. It appeared that my Wall Street warmup yesterday didn’t translate into being amazing today.
- Incredible Hand Crack (5.10c)
- Unnamed (5.10-50′) – Offwidth into a flake next to climbers left of keyhole. Very exciting climb with a super committing step across from a large offwidth to flake crack. About the length of crack I can handle without blowing an internal fuse.
- Keyhole Flake (5.10)
- Supercrack (5.10)
Props to the Access Fund, Friends of Indian Creek and the countless other companies and individuals that were involved in the clean up of Indian Creek. The cleanliness of the crag, the new pit toilet and the parking lot were much appreciated.
Location: Indian Creek, UT