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Moonlight Cocktail 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Aug 18, 2010

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Butt shot. Photo by Blitzo.

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Boulder up to the first bolt. This is the crux, and it is definitely harder than the 5.5 rating given in Hubbel's book. Though after the first bolt the climbing eases considerably.

The bolts are shoddy, but it seems that if they were more solid that the placements would be ok. I just don't think any of them would hold much of a fall.

I also would not consider this a beginner route, but it is a good introduction to bolted, slab climbing.

Enjoyable route!


Walk right from the four main routes on the wall slightly up the hill. This is the left most of the trio of easier routes on the right end of the wall. The start is distinctly harder than the other two route nearby.


Four "bolts" and a tree anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Getting ready to belay at the base of Moonlight Co...
BETA PHOTO: Getting ready to belay at the base of Moonlight Co...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mandy following Moonlight Cocktail.
Mandy following Moonlight Cocktail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Locker on "Midnight Cocktail". Photo by ...
Locker on "Midnight Cocktail". Photo by ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A rope on the route.
BETA PHOTO: A rope on the route.

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By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Apr 28, 2013

Guessing the 4th bolt is really the last bolt on Lynn's route? Start is a bit bouldery, I would say the first 5 feet are more like 5.8 or 5.8+, certainly felt harder than the start of D&D, but it's a cruise after the first bolt.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 21, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

The start of this is difficult. I agree with Haas that it is 5.9. Above the start this felt easier than Lynn's route to the right. The start is not protected either if leading. Not bad to top rope after doing Lynn's route.

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