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Lunar Eclipse 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Dan Roth, 1991
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 31, 2006

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Moving past the last bolt on Lunar Eclipse (5.11a)...


Stem up and left off a ramp and onto a vertical face with patina plates which is climbed for several bolts to a small roof/overlap at the 4th bolt. Pull over the bulge, clip the next bolt and make some balancy moves getting stood up to clip the sixth bolt. The moves past the last bolt require a high step/reach combo on less than ideal holds and favor those with a good reach.


Right of Lost Orbit is this great route which was one of the first on the wall.


6 bolts, chain anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Angelina nearing the crux of Lunar Eclipse.
Angelina nearing the crux of Lunar Eclipse.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face (detail) with (l-r) Lo...
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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jun 30, 2008

I'm not sure what was going on in May but there were 6 bolts on that route as of 6/29/08. I climbed it with the one of FA party and the route is perfectly safe.

Don't fear people, string that thing up!

edit: Hey Luke, are you sure you're not thinking of Lost Orbit to the left? That route had been realigned and currently sports two empty sleeves.
By Phil Esra
May 5, 2014

Fun! At a medium-flexible 5'6" I found the crux much easier than my 6' I-got-no-hip-joints partner.
By Jason Kim
From: Encinitas, CA
Oct 12, 2014

Super fun and a Holcomb standout if you enjoy delicate slab. Crux (last 2 bolts) is well protected and gym climbers will find it very difficult, if not used to this sort of climbing. Much easier down low with several big rest stances, do it!
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 2, 2015

Chis Miller - Did I lead this with you? Got on it with Cilley, he led it as I was cold an just cleaned it. WOW was that top an eye opener. Open palm balance moves, hand smears, high steps..... eeeekkkkk! I thought I did it with you, but then though NFW.

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