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, Z Winters

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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Internal Bliss
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Straight Talk
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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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