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Drunked Up

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Indian Creek Crag

Cave Cricket

5 votes

Crack Attack 5.9+ (Trad) ****

First Ascent: many people in 1988
Length: 80ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Hike 200' left of Drunked up to this straight-in splitter, scramble up to a ledge to begin. Reach over a small roof and begin jamming, don't stop till you reach the top. Superb handjamming.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS
hands (2) vertical (2) beautiful (1) fun (1) fists (1) classic (1)
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4.65 stars (57 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.10a (38 votes)

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Wes said on January 16th, 2003
Great line, next best thing to Indian Creek, UT. Bring a bigger piece for the top.
J-Rock said on May 14th, 2004
Very nice!
Anonymous said on October 16th, 2004
great picture!!
Ballss said on September 30th, 2005
Can you toprope this easily?
climbhigh said on June 8th, 2006
yeah you can tr easy. good line, wish the start was crack and not nasty wet scramble.
Anonymous said on March 22nd, 2007
Last time I was at the red the road up to Indian Creek crag was closed, I have never been there, is it far and hard to find? Thanks for any info.
Anonymous said on May 24th, 2007
Just climbed this the other day. Fantastic line. The moves are no harder than 5.10a, but there isn't a real rest on it that don't involve a foot jam. The hike out here is pretty long.
Myke Dronez said on August 24th, 2008
Great sustained jamming without the foothold fluff.
vooshniva said on March 23rd, 2009
fun route but you had better know how to jam ha ha ha
Cromper said on October 10th, 2011
Tape up, super fun climb though! Bring lots of 2's.
Willy said on June 28th, 2012
Long hike in but hard to miss unlike the routes on the other side of Indian Creek. Feels more like 5.11 than 5.9 if you're new to jamming. I'd take at least four #2's if you're not a solid crack climber
kman154 said on January 20th, 2013
Great route! Loved the hand over hand jamming and the the foot over foot jamming. Don't find that often in the Gorge.
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2013
urgh. short and uninspiring. 3 stars at most. The crack gets to #1 size for a very short section and then widens back to #2. The crack is actually not parallel with respect to the wall. It is "tilted" to one side so that it is unnatural to go hand over hand and feet over feet. Best to keep one foot in the crack and one foot smearing on the wall. And it leans to the left. Bring a #4 for the top. I used 2 #3 and 2 #2. Overall not a bad line but it doesn't deserve the 5 star mega classic rating.
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2013
I meant to say foot over foot. And I was wrong in that you can and should go hand over hand the entire route - it's the foot over foot that's unnatural.
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2013
Cool story bro.
Anonymous said on November 3rd, 2013
I added a picture of the trail to Indian Creek I figure it might help someone.
Smiles said on November 7th, 2016
The climb up can be done as a messy scramble if you so desire, or you can do it with more style, your choice. The start from the ledge is probably the hardest move, after that it's pretty easy. Nice crack to build hand jamming confidence on, the jams are so good you can rest on them. Takes gear well, #2 and #1, take a #3 for the top. Shorter climbers will find the start a little harder, but it can be done.
DrRockso said on July 10th, 2018
Needs anchors updated.
turbo2000gt said on September 16th, 2019
This route is amazing! I had so much fun, I climbed it a second time when everyone else was done. Used four #2, two #3, and at two #1. The #3 at the top was more than enough for safe protection. Anchors are a bit rusty. This route alone was worth the long hike.
Anonymous said on November 22nd, 2019
Ed Pearsall and I found and climbed this line in 1977. I went back and tried to find it 10 years later and could not. Glad to see it has been rediscovered. We called it Supercrack, in honor of the Indian Creek climb that we though it resembled, which was first climbed the previous year.