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Land of the Rising Moon Rock Climbing 


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Description 

In central Vedauwoo with a very nice 20 minute approach. Area classics reside here such as: Straight and Narrow, Moontide, and Blade Runner. Blade Runner is an amazing thin dihedral, more reminiscent of Eldorado than Vedauwoo, it is one of the best 5.11 pitches in the area with two very distinct crux sections. All routes are cracks, there are no bolted routes in this area that I know of. This is a nice secluded setting with excellent views of Jurassic Park, Valley Massif, and the Blair areas. The routes face West and Northwest.

As of 6/07, there are new Fixe rappel stations at the tops of Blade Runner, Moontide, and Straight and Narrow/Master of Sport. All raps can be done with a single 50 meter rope.

Getting There 

Park at the Box Canyon trailhead in central Vedauwoo. Walk up the paved walking trail to the North for maybe 200 yards. The pavement will end, but you can stay on a maintained trail that winds up using wooden stairs and walkways over the boulders. Looking to the North, you will see Glen Dome directly in front of you and Turtle Rock to the East of it. Get off the maintained trail, and head for the saddle between Glen Dome and Turtle Rock Land of the Rising Moon is on the back side of Turtle Rock. After scrambling up into the saddle between the two formations, head up slabs and boulders to the East. You will see the wall as you go up the slabs. The obvious crack of Straight and Narrow will be the first route you come to.

Per bart cubrich 1: if you follow the paved path in box canyon to where it turns to gravel, you will see two saddles and three domes in front of you. The domes are Hassler's Hatbox on your left, Glenn Dome in the middle, and part of Turtle Rock on your left. You want to take the right saddle, the one between Glenn Dome and Turtle Rock. The easiest thing to do is follow the way up to the wooden staircase, then take a right. You will see a large face with almost no lichen on it, which is the Land of the Rising Moon.

Climbing Season

For the Vedauwoo area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Land of the Rising Moon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Land of the Rising Moon:
Analog   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 25'   
Straight and Narrow   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Moonrise Variation   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Blade Runner   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Master of Sport   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Skipper in action. Photo by Skip Harper.

Moonrise Variation 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon
This route is a Vedauwoo Classic! It has all sizes of crack climbing to a technical and hair-raising, face climbing finish.This starts fists then widens to offwidth just before a nice hands to thin hands splitter shoots straight up the imposing "headwall". Start on the route Moontide with the fist and offwidth crack. When the wide crack turns horizontal, start up the vertical hand to thin hand crack that shoots straight up the wall, this is The Moonrise Variation. Moontide continues along th...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By bart cubrich 1
Jun 11, 2016
In response to how to get here: I found the directions tricky as well, not knowing what Glenn Dome was made it especially difficult. If you follow the paved path in box canyon to where it turns to gravel, you will see two saddles and three domes in front of you. The domes are Hastler' Hatbox on your left, Glenn Dome in the middle, and part of Turtle Rock on your left. You want to take the right saddle, the one between Glenn Dome and Turtle Rock. The easiest thing to do is follow the way up to the wooden staircase, then take a right. You will see a large face with almost no lichen on it, which is the Land of the Rising Moon.

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