Elevation: 3,416 ft
GPS: 34.095, -116.165 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Reynolds on Jun 23, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Moosedog Tower is one of the high points in Indian Cove, and offers great views of the area, as well as some of the longer climbs in Indian Cove. The highlights are the climbs near the Direct South Face (5.9) (which turns a great roof!), including Wandering Winnebago (5.8+) and Third Time's a Charm (5.10b). Tranquility (5.6) is the easiest way up to the summit, but for the most part it's an awkward, unpleasant climb.

Descend by heading towards the back of the tower, where there is a two-bolt rap anchor. After a short, fun, free-hanging rappel, you can descend the southwest gully to your left or scramble to your right towards the group camp area.

Getting There

Moosedog is the last formation on your right as you head out towards the western end of the family campsite area. You have to wander through a campsite or two to get to the base of the south buttress, where Tranquility and Direct South Face begin. A number of other routes ascend the steeper southwest face in the gully to the left of the formation (which doubles as the descent gully).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Moosedog Tower

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 98
Tranquility
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Forty-Nine Rainbows
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Wandering Winnebago
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 136
Direct South Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Third Time's a Charm
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tranquility
 98
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Forty-Nine Rainbows
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Wandering Winnebago
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Direct South Face
 136
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Third Time's a Charm
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
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