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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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The Moonlight Buttress (Clean Aid) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1200'
Lunar Ecstasy 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2+ Aid, 9 pitches
Sheer Lunacy 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c C1 Trad, Aid, Grade IV
Sheer Lunacy (Free) 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, 8 pitches, 800'
The Moonlight Buttress (Free) 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 10 pitches, 1200'
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Sheer Lunacy 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c C1 UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress
This route is located in the recess to the left of Moonlight and shares that route's first pitch and a half. It breaks out left at this point and follows an interesting line of corners, flakes and face climbing with a cool, steep jamming pitch as the finale.This is a fun route that doesn't get as much traffic as the surrounding trade routes. Aiding the whole route would probably warrant a slightly harder rating (C2ish?). This route is best enjoyed as a long free climb with the occasiona...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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