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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, 1000 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Paul Horak, Dave Baltz, Mike Head, 1979
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Shared By: Mark Dalen on Dec 29, 2011
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Though uncompleted as of August 1979, Cowcatcher is worth mentioning as a very ambitious attempt on this major feature of the cirque, with many fine pitches of free and aid but ultimately a band of rock too treacherous to climb. No further details available.


Cowcatcher is recognizable by its sweeping lower slabs rearing up to a massive headwall which marks the first ascent attempt's high point. It lies on the west wall of the Cirque of the Moon - that is, facing east.


Some fixed gear, including bolts.


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