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Act I: Prologue
"What's in a name? that which we call a route by any other name would climb as sweet;"
Well of course it would, the appropriately named Moon Walk
is just that--an airy defiance of Newton's Law
While a space suit is not required, you'll feel like you're wearing moon boots when pulling the crux of this cosmic
- Scene I: Starting off on shaky ground, Moon Walk becomes very fun, revealing edge after edge of blocky Gunks style climbing. Follow a line of three generously spaced bolts to gain some very alien terrain.
- Scene II: Enter CRUX. A comforting rest allows ample time for contemplation of your approaching moon walk. A sequence of far out and bewildering moves (grovel) get you up and left to some friendlier terrain.
- Scene III: Past the crux, fight the pump and ascend up and slightly left past two or three more bolts to an anchor.
Act II: Location
sits just right of Stong Arm with the Lads
and is the next route up trail from Earthling
. Traveling up and along the base of The Millstone
you'll reach a huge pine tree with two large boulders blocking the trail. Climb over these boulders to regain the trail and reach the base of Moon Walk
Act III: Protection
Seven or Eight Bolts to a two bolt anchor. Slings are very helpful for the anchor as the bolts are slightly uneven and just above the cliffs rim. At this time, the anchor consists of two bolts, slings, and rap rings.
From: Farmington, utah
May 17, 2014
Lots of these climbs need bolt replacements and the anchors on this one needs new slings - so if you are going to get on it bring new slings. Moon Walk has a lot of personality. The first bolt is way high so don't blow it. Techy face climbing will lead you to a big rest before launching into the left trending crux. Nasty slopey crimps with disappearing feet. I was thrilled to get thru it and get to some bigger holds. But wait its not over, you gotta fight the pump with jugs and small slopers up over the top! Happy I made it!
Apr 22, 2015
There is an .11c crux getting to the second bolt, and the massive rest below the crux at bolt #5 should be milked for all its worth to ensure success on the fairly long sequence of hard moves above.
Bring a 2" piece to protect the traverse above the last bolt.