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Moons of Pluto 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Frank Cornelius 1984
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 6, 2006

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Me on MOP. Great line!

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Great arete and nubbin adventure. Knobs galore and pockets where they have ripped off all the way up to and interesting crux below the anchor.
NOTE: This route no longer shares same 1st bolt with Screaming Yellow Zonkers


The stunning Arete between Screaming Yellow Zonkers and Bad Moon Rising.



Photos of Moons of Pluto Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A beautiful summer day at Smith
A beautiful summer day at Smith
Rock Climbing Photo: leader on Moons, rope on SYZ
leader on Moons, rope on SYZ
Rock Climbing Photo: Moons of Pluto
Moons of Pluto
Rock Climbing Photo: Moons of Pluto
Moons of Pluto
Rock Climbing Photo: Moons of pluto.
Moons of pluto.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping off
Rapping off
Rock Climbing Photo: like the arete
like the arete
Rock Climbing Photo: Coli onsighting Moons of Pluto
Coli onsighting Moons of Pluto

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By Bryson Slothower
Jun 23, 2007

there has been some bolt replacement at Mesa Verde and Moons no longer shares the same first bolt with Zonkers.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 15, 2008

A beautiful line with great climbing on knobs, pockets and the arete.
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Apr 16, 2012

We pulled one of the anchor bolts from this climb today, thinking "if it's not to be trusted, than it shouldn't even be here to tempt someone." Actually, it screwed right out. You can use the anchors to the left, for Screaming Yellow Zonkers to rappel.
By Nick_M
Sep 28, 2012

I'll never forget this one, spicy and delicate on a gorgeous arete. Steep and with clean falls, a good place to push yourself climbing on small features
By Richard Dana
From: Eugene, OR
Jun 30, 2013

One of my favorite sport climbs anywhere. Incredibly aesthetic.
By richard magill
Jul 5, 2013

By nickehman
From: Bloomington, IN
Sep 9, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

By T Banch
Jun 12, 2015

Nick's description is spot on. I took a pretty good whip towards the top and it was totally safe. One of my favorite climbs at Smith so far.

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