Watch a full-length film about the first ascent of Luxury Liner aka Supercrack of the Desert. The route was first climbed by Earl Wiggins, Ed Webster and Bryan Becker. Stewart Green and Dennis Jackson documented the ascent with photos and film.
It was back in November 1976 when Indian Creek classics were yet climbed. According to Webster, the route was “a new frontier of desert sandstone crack climbing.” Cams hadn’t been invented yet, so climbers used hexes and nuts. The route was originally called Luxury Liner.
Few climbers take the route up the three pitches to the top and rappel off the first bolted anchor. Supercrack is one of the most sought-after splitters in Indian Creek. Watch a film about the first ascent below.
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Photo @columk1 Last week I onsighted Supercrack of the Desert (5.10). Perfect hands for days. I remember seeing shots of this route shortly after I began climbing and thinking "Wow, maybe someday I will be strong enough to get up that." And now I'm onsighting shit like this. #tradisrad #climbon #climbordie #indiancreek #moab #Utah #beautahful #sandstone #sedimentary #cliff #rock #wingate #supercrack #supercrackofthedesert #splitter #crack #crackclimbing #handcrack