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Moonlight Buttress is the obvious buttress on the left just after Angel's Landing. It resembles a huge pillar resting against the wall. The wall faces almost due east.
You can take the shuttle to the Big Bend stop (same as Prodigal Sun), or if you have a cool driver they will drop you off right in front of the trailhead. From the shuttle stop, jog up the road about 100 yards to the trailhead. There are trail markers posted to follow. To cross the creek, look for a wide area with islands, and you can cross with only getting your ankles wet. The approach takes maybe 30 minutes.
The Angel's Landing trail.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Moonlight Buttress:
The Moonlight Buttress (Clean Aid) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1200'
Lunar Ecstasy 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b C2+ Aid, 9 pitches
Sheer Lunacy 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c C1 Trad, Aid, Grade IV
Sheer Lunacy (Free) 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, 8 pitches, 800'
The Moonlight Buttress (Free) 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 10 pitches, 1200'
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The Moonlight Buttress (Clean Aid) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C1 UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress
This route is great. The line can be spotted from the road as a distinct dihedral with a roof/chimney at the top that runs up just past half way. The rock looks blank above that but a beautiful, direct, crack system runs almost the whole way up. This is a great easy aid route or a hardcore free climb on beautiful crack systems.The belays are all bolted and the bolts are in great condition (thanks to the ASCA, I think). A hammer is nice for cleaning but do not n...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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