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Scottish wifie

Trad climber
Scotland, UK
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 3, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Hello people.

Still here at smith rock which is awesome and heading to Indian creek now with just 3 weeks left of our trip... So would kindly ask for some camping and climbing beta for the our next destination.

We have an RV and wondered where is the best place for camping, as perhaps some places are a bit hard for an RV there? Also what's the deal with water and the likes?

Finally do you think it will be just stupidly hot there in a week... If so, is it possible to climb in the shade much? As Brits we have absolutely no idea how to properly crack climb so are really going to need to drop our grades but any pointers to classics in the 5.9+ - 5.12+ bracket!?

That's it! Cheers for the info in advance. So far everyone we have met has been awfully friendly and we are rather liking it climbing over here.

Off to grow some skin now.

G :)
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 3, 2012 - 08:41pm PT
Yowl!

Our ancient climbing Deity: Jim Donini is soliciting willing folks for a day of labor, some climbing, and a party next weekend at Indian Creek!

Looking forward to meeting you!

Here's the Super Topo link to joining the party!



http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1926037/Indian-Creek-Volunteer-Day-stewardship-wins
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 4, 2012 - 10:12am PT
I'll be at the Creek starting tomorrow.....camp at Creek Pasture, best for your rig. It won't be too hot. Look for me, white sportsmobile, I'll get you oriented.
GOclimb

Trad climber
Boston, MA
Oct 4, 2012 - 10:38am PT
Most important - with the gear you brought, you're probably going to need to make friends and climb with other folks in order to climb. There are a few climbs that take only doubles or triples in cam sizes, but those are the exceptions. But don't let this stop you - many people pool gear to climb at the Creek. It's understood that non-locals won't have a massive gear rack.

So be friendly and social, and have a blast. The place is world class, and a truly beautiful and unique experience.

GO
crøtch

climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 10:42am PT
Creek Pasture campground for your RV.

Bring water with you. Stop at Gearheads in Moab to fill up on their free filtered water. Lots of shady climbing to be had. Enjoy!!!
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Oct 4, 2012 - 10:42am PT
no idea how to properly crack climb so are really going to need to drop our grades but any pointers to classics in the 5.9+ - 5.12+ bracket!?
Wow. Just think what grade you'll do when you can properly crack climb!
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
Jim, my friend Mia is going to be there as well solo in a few days and will need a weekday partner. Mind if I send her your way? She loves offwidths, too.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
The more the merrier Stitch.
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
Awesome, thanks.
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Oct 4, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
I wrote up some gear beta a few years back.

http://www.dreaminvertical.com/2009/06/indian-creek-101-cragging-and-gear-beta/

It is pretty easy to move around to catch shade or sun depending on weather. The map in the guidebook is pretty accurate and a little thinking can show you what gets sun.

If you want trip reports then go to:
http://www.dreaminvertical.com/tag/indian-creek/


One of my friends also has some tips and info on his site:

http://www.splitterchoss.com/2011/10/12/indian-creek-tips-and-tricks/

Local info about seasonal closures:
https://www.facebook.com/friendsofindiancreek

Cheers,

Luke
Scottish wifie

Trad climber
Scotland, UK
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
Brilliant that's great everyone. See you there, our double set of small cams is certainly not going to be enough :) white RV with leprechaun on the side and two Brits. Roll on next weekend!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:02am PT
Look for sn American Alpine Club banner and my white sportsmobile camper at the back part of Creek Pasture. We are doing a volunteer day with the BLM on saturday the 13th. If you put in a little work that day you'll meet tons of climbers with a zillion cams and get a free bison burger dinner that night. I am also conducting free crack climbing clinics on sunday the 14th.
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