Elevation: 6,572 ft
GPS: 43.844, -103.543 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josiah Reams on Jul 9, 2007
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

A high concentration of sport and mixed routes in the 5.6 to 5.10c range. Not very tall or attractive spires but A nice reprieve from the run-outs and head games of many climbs in the needles. The crag is far enough away from the needle's eye parking lot that you shouldn't get any harassment from tourists. Moonlight ridge is separated into three sections: "The Galaxy",Thin Fin" and "The Point/Beside The Point". The only place in The needles where the FA parties went against the ethics of standard ground up practice.

Getting There

Follow needles highway from sylvan lake to the needles eye parking lot. One can either park here or at one of the small pull-outs just before the parking lot. Quickly gather your gear from your car before you are attacked by tourists and take the trail on the north-western corner of the needle's eye parking lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Moonlight Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 16
Gobs of Knobs
Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
Minuteman
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
Chantilly Lace
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Naked in the Moonlight
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Pluto
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Wave Runner
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Klingon Flake
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Anal Probe
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 17
Jupiter
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
LightSaber
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Neptune
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Split Decision
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Nebulous
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Venus
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Lunatic
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gobs of Knobs Point / Beside The Point
 16
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Sport, TR
Minuteman Galaxy
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Chantilly Lace Thin Fin
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Naked in the Moonlight Thin Fin
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pluto Galaxy
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wave Runner Point / Beside The Point
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Klingon Flake Thin Fin
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Anal Probe Point / Beside The Point
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jupiter Galaxy
 17
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
LightSaber Point / Beside The Point
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Neptune Galaxy
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Split Decision Galaxy
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Nebulous Thin Fin
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Venus Galaxy
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lunatic Galaxy
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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