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Routes in Moonshiner's Wall

Distillery T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Oberon T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Very Disco T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
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Type: Trad, 65 ft
FA: Jason Haas, 2005
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Shared By: Kevin Wagner on May 30, 2013
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Description [Suggest Change]

Stunning hand crack in an overhanging featureless dihedral. Rappel from tree to descend.

Location [Suggest Change]

Walk past an overhanging area until you reach a large pine near two cracks. This line ascends the stunning overhanging hand crack in the featureless dihedral.

More detailed info provided by Andy Weinmann:
From the approach trail that takes you to the base area of Moonshiners Wall, walk to the left around the crag. Continue following the path around as best as possible. Eventually you'll come to a VERY large hemlock (yes, technically a pine tree)…like 4' in diameter. Oberon is the obvious corner you'll see here. It's about a 5-10 min walk from when you initially get to the crag.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Standard rack. Rappel from bolted anchors.

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Andy Weinmann
Silver Spring, MD
  5.10c/d
Andy Weinmann   Silver Spring, MD
  5.10c/d
Ok, here's a real description for getting to this climb. From the approach trail that takes you to the base area of Moonshiners Wall, walk to the left around the crag. Continue following the path around as best as possible. Eventually you'll come to a VERY large hemlock (yes, technically a pine tree)…like 4' in diameter. Oberon is the obvious corner you'll see here. It's about a 5-10 min walk from when you initially get to the crag.

Be careful with the start…take a #4 or #5 if you want to protect the moves to get up to the ledge where the main handcrack starts. Be very careful of the paper thin flake to the left of the Oberon corner.

It's a great line, but the very top can get a little wet/dirty. Take at least 3 #2BD cams, preferably 4….2 #3s should do you…maybe 2 or 3 #1s. The line is a shade harder than Brontosaurus over at Pebble Beach. Crux is in your face at the start of the handcrack. Apr 2, 2014
kck
kck  
Definitely take a couple of #1 C4s because the top needs it. Nothing smaller than #1s though.

The short approach and easy parking makes it possible to pop in for a quick one and still have plenty of time to go elsewhere.

Was shaded mid-morning in the summer, and was pleasant to climb even when the rest of the gorge was mid-90s. Jul 15, 2016

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