Full Day Advanced Crack Climbing Trip
If you are interested in climbing the most famous crack lines of the desert, then a Full Day at Indian Creek is a must!
The absolute best place for jamming, this is your chance to get the beta on how to use your fingers, hands, feet, (and other body parts) for upward progress. We’ll address racking gear, efficient cam placement and their limitations, conserving energy, hand taping and, of course, how to jam.
When our staff isn’t guiding, you’ll find them at Indian Creek! The big draw, besides perfect cracks and long routes on impeccable rock, is the iconic old-west setting with magnificent vistas and petroglyphs galore.
- Duration: 7 – 9 hours
- Drive from Moab: 1 hour
- Season: spring and fall; summer if conditions allow
- Max. guide to client ratio: 1:4
- Technical: 5.9 and up; crack climbing, 60 – 130 ft routes
What you can expect to learn
- An understanding of jamming theory and how to “milk” jams
- To master the techniques that limit the pain and discomfort of jamming
- Techniques for placing gear in sandstone
Skill & Fitness Level
- Intermediate to advanced climbing skill level required
- A strong desire to learn the unique climbing techniques required to ascend these challenging routes
What to Bring
- Lunch & snacks
- Drinking water
- Climbing shoes
- All of the high quality technical gear you will need for climbing
*If you do have and would prefer to use your own climbing harness, shoes, and/or chalk bag, please do so. Otherwise, we provide these items for you.
What you should wear
- For the approach, shoes with a soft, flexible sole, such as running shoes or lightweight hiking shoes
- No open-toed sandals, please
- Clothes that are light-weight and loose fitting to allow you flexibility and freedom of movement
- Clothes that are suitable for the season
Other items we recommend that you bring
- Extra clothes may also be necessary depending on the weather/temperature that day
- Sun screen
- Lip balm
- Brimmed hat
- Light long-sleeve shirt (for sun protection)
- Sun glasses
- Light rain gear
- Extra snacks if you get really hungry, are a growing teenager, or have dietary restrictions or allergies
All trips depart from our office at 253 North Main, Moab UT. See location on Google map
Departure times for this trip vary with the season, please call to arrange details: 435-259-3317 or 1-877-641-5271.
Please be at our office at least 15 minutes before departure for equipment sizing and check-in.
Early reservations are recommended!
Pricing for this trip corresponds to the total number of people signed-up.
If you are the only person to reserve this trip, you will pay the 1 person price; however, if others enroll, the price for all will drop accordingly. If you would like to reserve a Private or Chartered Trip, see below.
$325 / person for 1*
$225 / person for 2*
$175 / person for 3+
*Transportation Fee: $35
For groups less than three, we do not normally provide transportation to this climbing area (our guide will ride in your car). We can provide transportation, if needed, at an additional cost.
Private or Chartered Guide
$45 / person added to your cost ensures that no one else will join your group, providing your group with more time for discussion and one-on-one instruction from our professional guides who specialize in the safest climbing/canyoneering techniques as well as the local natural history, geology, flora, and fauna.
Group discount of 10% available for eight or more.
Because a reservation guarantees space on a trip, we sometimes have to turn others away for those same dates. Thus, cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the trip dates in order to receive a full refund of the reservation deposit. Any cancellations made after the two-week cut off and up to 48 hours before the trip will forfeit the $20 per person deposit. To cover our costs, we must charge the full trip amount for any cancellations made less-than 48 hours before the trip.
We will refund your entire trip amount if we must make a cancellation due to adverse weather. Please be aware that weather cancellations are made only by our guides, based on how climbing and canyoneering conditions are affected.