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Routes in (q) Mesa Verde Wall

Bad Moon Rising S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cosmos S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cows in Agony S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Desolation Row T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Down's Syndrome S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Jzero TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Massive Luxury Overdose (aka Planet Luxury) S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Moons of Pluto S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Palo Verde T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Reason To Be S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Screaming Yellow Zonkers S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shadow of Doubt S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sundown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tale of Two Shitties T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trezlar T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Frank Cornelius 1984
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 6, 2006 with updates
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Great arete and nubbin adventure. Knobs galore and pockets where they have ripped off all the way up to and interesting crux below the anchor.
NOTE: This route no longer shares same 1st bolt with Screaming Yellow Zonkers

Location

The stunning Arete between Screaming Yellow Zonkers and Bad Moon Rising.

Protection

9 bolts
T Banch
Aspen, CO
 
T Banch   Aspen, CO
 
Nick's description is spot on. I took a pretty good whip towards the top and it was totally safe. One of my favorite climbs at Smith so far. Jun 12, 2015
PeterW
Dryden, NY
PeterW   Dryden, NY
This climb is amazing. I didn't find any individual hard move, but pretty sustained.

The flake next to the second bolt flexes a lot. If that peeled off it could cause a lot of damage. Oct 30, 2017
Josh Lowy
Sacramento, CA
  5.10d
Josh Lowy   Sacramento, CA
  5.10d
Stellar, or should I say interstellar, route! Precarious knob climbing the whole way up! Highly recommend it! Jul 28, 2017
nickehman
Fresno, CA
  5.10d
nickehman   Fresno, CA
  5.10d
Incredible Sep 9, 2013
Brilliant Jul 5, 2013
Richard Dana
Eugene, OR
 
Richard Dana   Eugene, OR
 
One of my favorite sport climbs anywhere. Incredibly aesthetic. Jun 30, 2013
Nick M  
I'll never forget this one, spicy and delicate on a gorgeous arete. Steep and with clean falls, a good place to push yourself climbing on small features Sep 28, 2012
Nate Ball
Portland, OR
Nate Ball   Portland, OR  
We pulled one of the anchor bolts from this climb today, thinking "if it's not to be trusted, than it shouldn't even be here to tempt someone." Actually, it screwed right out. You can use the anchors to the left, for Screaming Yellow Zonkers to rappel. Apr 16, 2012
A beautiful line with great climbing on knobs, pockets and the arete. Jun 15, 2008
there has been some bolt replacement at Mesa Verde and Moons no longer shares the same first bolt with Zonkers. Jun 23, 2007