Avg: 2 from 5 votes
Routes in Rest Area
|Boss Moss T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Cabbage Patch S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Kick T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Kick Ass T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Mosstique S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Mostake T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Red Spire S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Swing Club S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Tradass T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13|
|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|Page Views:||620 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Perin Blanchard on May 13, 2007|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionA fairly fun, slabby, quartzite route with a discontinuity in the middle for some spice.
Mosstique starts on a ledge that requires some work to reach. From the ledge climb onto the slabby face and clip the first bolt. Then it's up some mostly clean and solid rock until the short "headwall". Surmount this and continue to the anchors.
There is a bit of exposure here and there which makes it fun.
LocationMosstique is located past the upper right (south) side of Red Slab on some angular slabs thrusting up and east (the bottom of Ed and Terry Ridge). The belay ledge is just above and to the right of the left-leaning wide crack just to the right of the scramble to the top of Red Slab.
To get to the belay ledge there are several options.
1. Scramble up twenty feet or so unprotected to the ledge. I wouldn't recommend this.
2. Climb the twenty feet with gear. Didn't try this, but it looks doable.
3. Scramble to the top of Red Slab and then back down to the belay ledge. The traverse to the ledge isn't difficult but you certainly wouldn't want to fall from there. This is what I did, then I belayed my daughter up the mossy, slabby, west-facing rock to the belay ledge.