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Blue Moon 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a

Type: Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 22, 2006
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Work up and right on somewhat polished holds below the roof (crux) and work left under the roof and fire to the top. This route protects well and makes a good first trad lead or beginner climb.
A 5.6 variation if you go right from the roof.
A 5.9 variation if you go stright up through the roof.

  • RCM&W #52, p.166.


Blue Moon is between The Column and The Bulge. Scramble up and left, past the base of The Column to a small flat area with a large roof above it.


Nuts, cams, hexes. Standard top rope setup.

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Blake going over the roof on Blue Moon
Blake going over the roof on Blue Moon
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By Matt Booth
Aug 13, 2009

Curiently clioed due to a loose boulder on top. You don't use this boulder for the anchors on this climb but the climb is in it's falling path.

By aed
From: Jackson, WY
Sep 23, 2009

Blue Moon area is open again.
Sign is up near the parking lot, I saw 9-19-09.