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Super Crack of the Monument 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: K. C. Baum
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Submitted By: 007 on Aug 17, 2011  with updates from Sean Lynn

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BETA PHOTO: Indian Creek without the wear and tear from excess...

Description 

Climb a 15 foot detached pillar before reaching the crack. Start out on thin hands, to perfect hands, to wide hands (majority of the climb is BD #3s), then back to hands near the top.

Location 

At the mouth of Red Canyon on the East-facing buttress, look for the detached pillar and the obvious splitter.

Protection 

BD C4s #2s and #3s also found a spot for a #4.

There are camouflaged anchors at the top.


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By Ralph Swansen
From: Denver CO
Jul 12, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Classic. 70m rope.
By Mickey Guziak
From: Grand Junction
Jul 13, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Must do if you live in GJ. Completely worth the hike. Also save a #1 for the top. It may turn out useful.
By KCLewis
From: Grand Junction
Mar 1, 2015

What's a better approach: above and down...do you walk to the buttress and rap, walk down the canyon? or hike East from Liberty Cap parking and walk 2 miles East and then up? Sounds like the neighbors think this is THEIR backyard and won't allow access from the street right there at "Chinle Ct". Looks like a great line with horrible access.
By Paul S
From: Fruita, CO
Mar 4, 2015

If you park off of S. Camp Road before turning into the neighborhood that leads to the mouth of the canyon, you can hike up the wash that leads into the canyon. This adds 15 or so minutes of flat hiking to the approach if you were to park by the fancy houses right at the mouth of the canyon. A little frustrating to not be able to have better access, but it's a lot better than rapping in or approaching from Liberty Cap.
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