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Half Moon Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

   
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Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jul 18, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Not the best picture... Half Moon Crack starts in ...

Description 

On the right side at the base of the dome find a right angling crack in the slab... Climb the crack until it gets thin then break out left on to the slab for a few moderate low angle face moves... The slab eases up so you can walk a few paces... move right around a bush and up a right facing corner to a stance... Navigate up the slab, there are a few choices... If your eyes are open and your footwork is honed you should find a moderate way to the top...

Location 

The right side of the dome...

Protection 

Regular rack...


Photos of Half Moon Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Torie leading in to the pretty arching crack.
Torie leading in to the pretty arching crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stepping in to the committing finish
Stepping in to the committing finish
Rock Climbing Photo: Torie about halfway up
Torie about halfway up
Rock Climbing Photo: Half moon Crack. Sam Headed up the slab from the c...
Half moon Crack. Sam Headed up the slab from the c...
Rock Climbing Photo: Made to the top Photo By Jim Dickson
Made to the top Photo By Jim Dickson
Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading over the bulge Photo by Jim Dickson
Me leading over the bulge Photo by Jim Dickson
Rock Climbing Photo: the top of the right side slab...
the top of the right side slab...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gavin on the start of the right side slab...
Gavin on the start of the right side slab...

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By Adam Wilcox
From: Candia, NH
Feb 25, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

Very similar to "Half Moon Crack" 5.7 in the guide. It starts the same way with a right angling crack to a stance, up a leftward crack and over some slab, then break off on a "crescent moon formation" and the final face.
By Adam Wilcox
From: Candia, NH
Aug 23, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

If you lead this going up the crescent shaped crack near the top, beware the runout face moves for the topout. Some ledge-fall potential there, though the holds are OK.
By tylermoody
Apr 10, 2016

The guidebook description makes the finish to this climb sound scary, but it's very secure. When the crack peters out, look for good edges to your left and follow them until you find a comfortable place to top out.