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Routes in Cirque of the Moon

Buffalo Crude T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Cowcatcher T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Last Resort, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Mare Frigoris T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1 R
Moonquakes T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a A1 X
Pipeline T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13
Space Ghost T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A0
Telstar T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Type: Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: Mark Dalen, Dave Dahrling, 1979
Page Views: 370 total, 5/month
Shared By: Mark Dalen on Dec 29, 2011
Admins: Mike Snyder

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The Last Resort is a route that lies on Conehead, a feature at the back of the Cirque of the Moon. It is a good, short free outing on mainly excellent granite with the crux on the first pitch and good protection throughout. The route ends directly under the 'jowls' of Conehead and begins on the clean buttress to the left of the massive (junky) dihedral below. Climb 5.9 crack up through a roof, step left and belay. Amble up 5.7 face to a bolt below a ledge where another large crack begins arcing left to a ledge. Pitch 3 traverses right from this ledge to a 5.8 chimney with a belay at the top. Move up and right on mostly easy ground (with one stupid hard move) through vegetation to gain a steep trough descending from the left. Third and 4th class lead to the rim.


Descend from the rim via the snowy couloir adjacent just to the east.


Standard rack.