Type: Sport
FA: Phinney & Henry 1986
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Shared By: Jon Marek on Apr 24, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

low angle slab

Location

from goat gazebo, scramble up and left in gully. Moonstone is the first bolted line on the left.

Protection

Bolts

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Andy Busse
Rapid City, SD
Andy Busse   Rapid City, SD
Just looking for info about the newer route just climbers' left of Moonstone??
5.10 Sport 75' 7 bolts. Jun 23, 2010
Jim Slichter
Hill City, SD
  5.10
Jim Slichter   Hill City, SD
  5.10
Andrew - The route to the left of Moonstone is SLAMAT. 7-8 bolts. 5.10c. FA by Jim Slichter, Greg Fossum, and Gary Johnson around 1999(?) Jun 27, 2010
BETA on Clips - It was a challenge to find this route, but once there we gave it a go. The start is in the gully and the first bolt is an old rusty hanger with a small rotation/spin (it held when I pulled). The crux seemed to be between bolts 4 and 5 (or maybe right above 5) where there is a blank spot with just a divet in the rock to hold before standing up on your feet (slab, so while there are no feet, the smear is good). it's pretty run out to the anchors, but the climbing seemed a bit easier up high, so not a catastrophe.

Kid rating (Climbwithkids.com) - not accessible with young ones as there is no place for them to hang out nearby, nor is the final approach up the gully anything you can expect from little ones. Our 4 and 6 year olds stayed down below the final approach but we could only hear them (not see) and we had to make sure they stayed put. Not recommended for a young kid toting family (though we did it). Jul 1, 2013