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Routes in Moosedog Tower

Bitch in Heat T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chossy Choad T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Direct South Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dogmoose Tower T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Forty-Nine Rainbows S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Half Time T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lucky Dawg T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Moosecat T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Quien Sabe T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Racing The Sun (aka Lucky Charms) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Swink T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Third Time's a Charm T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tranquility T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown Choss T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Wanderin' into Lichtenstein T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wandering Winnebago T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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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shelby beardslee
29 Palms, CA
shelby beardslee   29 Palms, CA
Moosedog Tower is closed to June 15, 2013

Mar 17, 2013
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
Approach through family site 82. Jan 3, 2003

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