Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||TR, 90 ft|
|FA:||2016 - Chris Koppl, Mary Wuest|
|Page Views:||286 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Twinboas on Nov 25, 2016|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
2017-2023 Seasonal Raptor Closure: Entire Cliff Area
U.S. Forest Service Seasonal Raptor Closure for Peregrine Falcon and Golden Eagle Nesting:
Moonlight Crags has a seasonal closure from Feb 1 to July 15 for a five year period in an effort to encourage cliff use by nesting raptors. This period may be extended on a year-by-year basis if fledgling birds are present later.
During this time please respect the closure buffer and avoid disturbance, keep noise to a minimum, and use your best judgment to gauge and mitigate your impact.
Successful nesting raptors will not negatively impact climbing access in the long-term, but disrespecting the seasonal closures will. Moonlight Cliffs is open to public access throughout the rest of the year.
At the start of the climb it is possible to stay right and avoid the arete, which makes the line a bit contrived but adds additional difficulty at 5.9+.
It would be possible to TR this route using directionals from the Solar Wind anchors.
It is possible to make two rappels to the ground using a single 70m rope.