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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 rock at the very top as seen from the di...


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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Featured Route For Moonlight Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: # 3 Starlight Rambler.

Starlight Rambler 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Moonlight Rock
P1. Boulder the V2 start under the line of bolts or traverse in from the start of Dancing in the Moonlight. Gain a stance under 3 bolts and go up face (9-) and continue to a two chain belay on the left in a shallow dihedral. P2. Up the dihedral past a bolt till dihedral runs out. Clip a bolt and gain the face to the right (crux for some). Once on the face clip from a tenous stance and pull up on crimpers and bald crystals 2-3 moves to good holds. A bit run out from here (5.8) pas...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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