Moab is a truly spectacular place with steep sandstone rock formations towering above in every direction. Jerry and I started our trip at Indian Creek and Castle Valley. We came here to crack climb and we are getting our wish. Our skills are being tested on thin cracks, hand jam cracks, and wide off width sections. If crack climbing is your pleasure this area is one to visit.
The Super Crack Buttress at Indian Creek.
Our first route was easy to locate with this inscription carved into the stone.
Binou’s is entry level for the Indian Creek area, we felt it was a stout 5.9.
So many routes, one in every corner, all 5.10 or harder.
The Kor Ingals route was our objective. A 50 Classics Climb that attracts climbers from all over the world. Today there was five parties, German, Norwegian, Austrian, NY and us.
The Kor Ingals route follows the diagonal line to the top. We opted to break the climb into five pitches. What I can say is wide cracks, wide is the climbing technique needed to get to the top of this tower.
Jerry working through and around a tough wide section on the fourth pitch.
The final pitch of Kor Ingals ascends a diagonal flake systems, a very nice pitch.
The anchors were awesome, three bolts here with chains and massive rings.
Views are amazing – here is the formation known as the Rectory, the Priest is on the end.
Wow, what a great climbing experience. Jerry and I are psyched to be on top of Castleton Tower.