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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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Lunar Ecstasy 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2+ UT : Zion National Park : Moonlight Buttress
This is a great clean aid line to the left of the Moonlight Buttress route. A beautiful, straight-up line with lots of good nutting and tricky clean aid. The original first two pitches are loose and not recommended. Pitches 1 and 2 follow Moonlight Buttress. Leave bags below the anchors of pitch 1 where the 5.10 variation goes. P1 (5.8) Start way left and scramble up 3rd class ledges and toss rope around bushes. Belayer needs to go up a few ledges (about 20 ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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