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Moonshine Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.9023, -108.5028 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Mar 11, 2012


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Moonshine Boulder has a high quality, nearly horizontal roof that is littered with huecos and lowball boulder problems.

Getting There 

Moonshine Boulder is located between the Grenade Boulder and Poe Block. If coming from the Grenade Boulder, the overhanging north-face will not be obvious until you come around the boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Nine Mile Hill area.

Weather station 15.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Moonshine Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Moonshine Boulder:
Taming White Lightning   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 13'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Beta for Taming White Lightning.

Taming White Lightning V2-3 5+  Colorado : Grand Junction Area : ... : Moonshine Boulder
Start on the left side of the huge hueco that Helmet of Vader and Stratagem start on. Move out to a positive hueco, match and move out of the roof via a small three finger crimp and a big cross with the right hand to a positive hold on top of the roof. Make the easy topout. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Jesse Zacher
From: Grand Junction, Co
Mar 22, 2012
I agree with Nick's comments and assure you that he is aware of and respects the nebulous history of bouldering out there. I do not think secrecy is a sustainable, long-term plan for protecting resources be it camping or climbing. I think that perhaps the argument of secrecy is at heart derived from a more selfish goal of keeping a location, area, boulder, etc. to yourself and/or your group of cronies. Perhaps secrecy may delay an influx of people, but I doubt that any amount of online spraying and posting will drag hoards out to Unaweep for climbing and/or bouldering. As for dealing with issue of people trashing the land out there, I believe whole heartedly that climbers are not to blame for the majority of damage. There have been hobo villages and all manner of people destroying the land out there; from paintballing to high school partying. These sorts of issues are better dealt with explicitly. There is an open and fruitful dialogue between the BLM and concerned climbers about land use and the issues of vandalism and misuse. With the increasing popularity of climbing at a global level, providing the correct information and making every effort to facilitate educating those new to the sport/outdoors should be of the highest priority.

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