Elevation: 4,831 ft
GPS: 39.326, -120.648 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kyle Bishop on Nov 9, 2018
Admins: Kyle Bishop, Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: No overnight camping on PG&E property Details

Description

Long climbs, great exposure, and lots of vertical rock. The Moon contains two-pitch climbs that can be combined into mega 40-42m epics (bring long runners for the drag!). A distinct horizontal weakness extends to the right of The Negativity Cave and into The Moon, making a natural belay spot for two-pitch climbs, with a nice roof just above. A head-wall further up even provides a short burst of crack climbing.

The area was named by Brad Johnson, prolific developer of The Emeralds who originally saw the The Moon's potential. Brad eventually passed on The Moon, but everyone should thank him not just for pointing us to the area, but for his hard work done throughout all of The Emeralds.

WARNING for all climbs at The Moon: rappelling from the top of pitch 2 to the ground is possible with an 80m, but a 70m will require downclimbing. Said downclimbing is easy (5.5 at most), and depending on the climb only 10-20 feet. Be aware of your ends so you don't take a fall!

Getting There

Directly right of the Negativity Cave/Slabs.

7 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Moon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 21
Dark Star
Sport 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
The Moon
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Operation Fishbowl
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Lunar Rave
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Low Gravity
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Lunar Wave
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dark Star
 21
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
The Moon
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Operation Fishbowl
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lunar Rave
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Low Gravity
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Lunar Wave
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
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