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Moon Rocks Rock Climbing 

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A small, but concentrated cliff of andesite columns with some steep, long crack climbs and a few bearhug-style sport routes. Named for an incident involving the crag's proximity to the highway, a passing motorist, and a climber's exposed buttocks.

Most routes can be easily toproped from a nice topout ledge (reachable by hiking up a gully left of the crag).

Shade most of the day, comes into the sun in late afternoon.

Getting There 

The obvious crag of striking parallel columns on the south side of the Tieton River, about 3 miles west of the Royal Columns. Pull off into a large parking area just before the crag is visible (WDFW parking decal required) and cross the river on a lawsuit-waiting-to-happen footbridge. Turn right on the Tieton Nature Trail and hike west till you see an obvious trail branching left and up the hill toward the crag. Stay on this trail longer than you think you should and you'll come to a side trail to the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Tieton River area.

Weather station 7.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Moon Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Moon Rocks:
Straight Talk   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Bloody Knuckles   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the splitter hand-to-fist crack of Stra...

Straight Talk 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Washington : Tieton River : Moon Rocks
I am going to come out and say that this is one of the best hand cracks around WA. It starts out thin down low and widens to large fists at the top. A nice long route that gave me that great hand crack pump. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By Drederek
Mar 29, 2009
wear your bigboy pants to this crag, the routes are a bit steeper and much more sustained.
By davidbr
May 19, 2015
To the right of Fat Head there's a hand-crack to offwidth with an unfortunate bolt where it gets wide. It's a good route and probably 5.8ish. Anyone know what it's called?

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