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Chimmay Chimnae T,S 
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Moonlight Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: allen simons on Oct 3, 2009
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Moonlight sits atop the left slab of Mary's Bust 40 yards north of Tick Rock. From the dirt parking lot at Mary's, look uphill and it pokes up from the top of the left MB slab. South-facing, secluded, Monastery-type rock similar to the MB area.

Getting There 

From Loveland, drive to the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon. It is 9.4 miles to MB from the Beige siphon tube at the Dam store. Perhaps 1/2 a mile past Waltonia, park in the large pullout south of the MB area. Steep 15-20 minute aerobic approach up the gully adjacent to the parking. When you reach a tall green slab with a tree growing out of a crack, cut back right or north 40 yards. Moonlight looms in front of you 30 feet set back from the main MB face. The crag is 125 feet tall.


A. Dancing in the Moonlight, 9- PG-13, 3p, 135', bolts.
B. Chimmay Chimnea, 8 PG-13, 3p, 135', gear & bolts.
C. Starlight Rambler, 10+ PG-13, 2p, 110', bolts & gear.

Climbing Season

For the Mary's Bust Area area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Moonlight Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Moonlight Rock:
Dancing in the Moonlight   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Sport, 3 pitches, 135'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: #2 Chimmay Chimnea.  Dotted line shows where route...

Chimmay Chimnae 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Moonlight Rock
Start at lowest point on south face.P1. Climb to first bolt of Dancing in the Moonlight, but climb right into a shallow, water runnel/chimney. Continue up and out of chimney cutting left to belay for Dancing.P2. Walk into the chimney and go up past 3 bolts gaining the left wall. Finish the pitch with the hand/fist crack to the second belay for Dancing.P3. Finish by climbing the crack on the right side of the summit block to a two chain anchor. It is not...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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