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Routes in The Moonstone

36 Views of Lone Mountain S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Across the Globe T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blue Moon S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Blue-Eyed Sandbagger S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feldspar Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Flake Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Floating World S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lunar Land T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Moonscape T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Solstice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stargazer S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sweetwater Moose T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Wind Walker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
World is Flat, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Zircon Encrusted Geezers S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 600 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Bob Branscomb, Ed DeLong 2006
Page Views: 1,792 total, 17/month
Shared By: bob branscomb on Mar 18, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder

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This is a more led out affair than a lot of the routes here. The first pirch only has three or four bolts for 60m, but the pitches are only 5.5-5.6. This route goes straight up the shallow water trough until directly under the large roof at the top of the wall. First and second pitches are about equal difficulty.


Drive into Moonstone and park at the cabin. Above the cabin is a wide slab with a long roof system capping the top. Blue Moon follows the shallow water trough in a plumb line slightly left of the right end of this roof system.


Bolts, 3/8" Fixx. Fixx rappel rings at each belay. Rappel the route. 60m rope required. Two 60m ropes required to rappel the route.


Brian in SLC
Sandy, Utah
Brian in SLC   Sandy, Utah
Could be, Bob. We did all three pitches in around an hour and since we're slow... Seemed like the Flake Route was more of a rope stretcher and went up a bunch higher on the Dome (but still not full rope lengths).

On the list for a repeat, though, and I'll mind the rope length a bit more closely. Cheers! Sep 17, 2009
bob branscomb
Lander, WY
bob branscomb   Lander, WY
With all due respect, I think you may have mis-measured the pitch lengths. Sep 17, 2009
Brian in SLC
Sandy, Utah
Brian in SLC   Sandy, Utah
Can also top out by climbing up and to the right of the edge of the roofy area above the last belay station. Then walk back around to the left (above the roof) and follow low angle slab back to the base.

I have in my notes that the third pitch is 35 meters, and the first and second pitches are 30+ meters. Makes for at most a 400 foot route rather than 3 pitches and 600 feet.

P1: 3 bolts. P2 4 bolts. P3 3 bolts. At least that's what my notes say (!).

Fun route! Sep 4, 2009