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Routes in Moon Rocks

Bloody Knuckles T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Comeback Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Double Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fists and Stuff T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Internal Bliss T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lunar Rover T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Straight Talk T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
moonstruck T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
moonstruck pillar S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Elevation: 2,092 ft
GPS: 46.714, -120.865 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: andyf on Mar 10, 2007
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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Description

A small, but concentrated cliff of andesite columns with some steep, long crack climbs and a few bearhug-style sport routes. Named for an incident involving the crag's proximity to the highway, a passing motorist, and a climber's exposed buttocks.

Most routes can be easily toproped from a nice topout ledge (reachable by hiking up a gully left of the crag).

Shade most of the day, comes into the sun in late afternoon.

Getting There

The obvious crag of striking parallel columns on the south side of the Tieton River, about 3 miles west of the Royal Columns. Pull off into a large parking area just before the crag is visible (WDFW parking decal required) and cross the river on a lawsuit-waiting-to-happen footbridge. Turn right on the Tieton Nature Trail and hike west till you see an obvious trail branching left and up the hill toward the crag. Stay on this trail longer than you think you should and you'll come to a side trail to the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Moon Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Internal Bliss
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Straight Talk
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Bloody Knuckles
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Internal Bliss
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Straight Talk
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bloody Knuckles
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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wear your bigboy pants to this crag, the routes are a bit steeper and much more sustained. Mar 29, 2009
davidbr  
To the right of Fat Head there's a hand-crack to offwidth with an unfortunate bolt where it gets wide. It's a good route and probably 5.8ish. Anyone know what it's called? May 19, 2015
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
WARNING: DANGER : ALERT : WARNING : MAJOR CAR BREAK INS ARE HAPPENING ALONG HIGHWAY 12. We were one of 4 cars hit at the Bend area 7/8/2018, I don't know about other areas but many were hit at the parking on the road for Royal Columns too. Jul 9, 2018

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