/ NEW ARTICLE: Indian Creek USA - by Jonas Wiklund
On the first route I did at The Creek, the aptly named Generic Crack, 120 feet of flared hands, the last statement in the paragraph above was almost falsified..."
"...After someone demonstrated the ringlock/karate-chop combo for me, I could do one or two moves..."
Jonas Wiklund goes crack climbing in the desert crack-mecca of Indian Creek...
Read more: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=888
Very good tip indeed about shoes. He's not wrong.
brilliant, comprehensive article Jonas.
Some really good photos there.
It's always been on my list, going to be moving higher. Now all I have to do is learn how to jam.
(he makes it sound so easy!)
Great article, makes we want to go, not sure I could afford all the cams though!
> Great article, makes we want to go, not sure I could afford all the cams though!
Thank you! If you go to a popular buttress during the season you can always borrow a few cams for any particular route from other parties at the crag. Also, the routes are quite hard on the body and most climbers will do as few as 4-5 routes a day so it is not a bad idea to go there in a party of three, and three climbers should have 50-60 cams between them, non?
"on a crumbly tips crack I ripped three aliens straight out of the crack and hit the ground. But in a nice way"
Great piece of writing.
A superb article. Absolutely in line with my two (brief) visits there apart from Jonas' experience of it feeling easier after a while ....
Staying in Monticello is an interesting choice! Quite a scary place as only remote US desert towns can be. Readers of a certain age may be interested to know that the road that used to be Route 666, immortalised in 'Natural Born Killers' starts there ....
Did you get on any towers whilst you were there?
Great article, exactly what you'd want to know about the place.
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