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Dark Side of the Moon T,TR 
Half Moon T,TR 
Moon Face T,TR 
Moon Walk (Waning) TR 
New Moon TR 

Moon Face 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on May 10, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Moon Walka (1), Half Moon (2), Dark Side of the Mo...

Description 

Moon Face is the face on the northeast portion of Split Tower. Climb the face using delicate moves to get off the ground. Throw some pro in the crack and continue higher to easier terrain.

Protection 

Small to medium stoppers or cams


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Keller cleaning up Moon Face.
Keller cleaning up Moon Face.

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By Kate Okenatez
Oct 6, 2003

I agree, the bottom couple moves are pretty delicate. It's a fun route to lead--too bad it's not 60ft longer!
By Pete Arndt
Jan 10, 2005

Regarding the finish of Moon Face: There is a large block that sits atop the Split Towers formation. When leading Moon Face one might consider finishing the climb up the center of the block. Your "pro" will be at your feet and it will feel harder and be a bit more committing than the 5.7 grade for the climb. Highly recommend it.