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Routes in Observatory Wall (Upper Tier)

Airbus T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Goodnight Moon T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
La Naris S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lichening The Serpent S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Luna Lumina T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Solar Eclipse T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
You're Scaring the Horses S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Trad, 80 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Aaron Miller (FFA), James Hunter
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Shared By: Aaron Miller on Aug 22, 2010
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A beautiful splitter crack throught the middle of the Observatory Ledge. The whole gamut of climbing styles from tricky face to finger and hands to tips through the crux. Finish left at the top. For the harder "Lunar Eclipse" finish variation(10d), finish right.

Lots of lichen on the rock off the belay but improves as you ascend. Makes for beautiful rock!


From the arete on the right edge of this crag, the first crack is Luna Lumina, then Goodnight Moon, then Solar Eclipse. Belay from the Observatory Ledge's LEFT set of anchors. Climb up past face moves through two bolts to the base of the splitter at the headwall. Climb hands to fingers crack and descend from bolted anchors.

To reach Observatory Ledge, climb Space Shuttle to anchors, and then another 15' up to Observatory Ledge-Right anchors. Then traverse 20 feet left across the Observatory Ledge to reach the left anchors.


2 bolts and a single rack of gear up to #3 Camalot.



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