Supercrack Buttress is probably the most popular/crowded area at Indian Creek. Some of the most famous cracks in the desert are here - Supercrack, Incredible Handcrack, Coyne Crack, etc. Expect stellar climbing with good protection and a casual approach, but don't expect solitude.
If you are looking for solitude, please don't cross the road in search of it. There is no access to the cliffs across the road without trespassing!
From the main parking area about 4 miles past Newspaper Rock, Supercrack Buttress will be obvious. Follow a well worn trail to the base, and look for the crowds to mark the start of most routes.
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5.11a Trad, 1 pitch, 120 feet
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BETA PHOTO: That's 3AM crack on the left, and Incredible Hand ...
Greg Jackson afternooning on Amaretto Corner
view from crag with parking options
beautiful day mid jan.2009
Jeremy Freeman wishing it went on forever - 'Super...
Jeremy Freeman sinking thin hands on '3am Crack', ...
Supercrack Buttress parking lot- before.
Supercrack Buttress parking lot- after.
scott headed up the bouldery start of SUPACRACK!
Supercrack Buttress on the left.
look a splitter ? behind a pillar.
Indian Creek from Supercrack Buttress!
|Comments on Supercrack Buttress
|By Scott N|
Feb 23, 2004
After going to S.C. Buttress earlier last week I noticed that on many of the more popular climbs (S.C, 3AM, IHC, etc....) the anchors are in need of some care. The bolts are all sound, but the some of the chains and rings are pretty worn. The quicklink on the right anchor on Supercrack is worn about 60% through(top and bottom). Amazingly enough a group was toproping THROUGH the anchor. I had an extra quicklink, but no pliers to unscrew the old one. I was hoping some of the regulars might think about updating some quick links here and there. Hopefully, next time I'll have some extras and some pliers/cutters to make these a little safer. I'd be nice if just a few people left some new gear so we don't have to be witness to a splatter.
Nov 28, 2004
Just came back from Indian Creek over thanksgiving, and the bolts on IHC, supercrack, and 3AM crack all look bomber. (they may have been replaced/enhanced since Scott's post). I would agree that lowering through them would be hard on the gear though
|By Sam Feuerborn|
From: Durango, CO
Nov 14, 2011
Any beta on the twin tips cracks between wild works of fire and IHC? book says .10 but felt a whole lot closer to .12?
|By Devin Fin|
Nov 14, 2011
The blue Tcu splitter to #4's anchors out right .. That thing is definitely 12 maby 11+ for sure . A proud line very crisp .
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 16, 2012
Had the wall all to ourselves; all of the Creek, for that matter. Yes, it was the middle of July. But Supercrack Buttress is in the shade until about 12:30. :-)