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Aurora Borealis/Lunar Power T 
Eagle Terrace T,S 
Hardpan Heroics T,S 
M1 Garand S 
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looking over at the wind caves and the belay ledge...


This fine tower has different aspects so chasing sun/shade will always be an option. The best view for the "tower" look is at the base of the Red Monster, this shows you it is detached, from the hardpan its tough to tell.

This tower has it all, a 5.6 scramble up the back, to a 5.12c mixed route up the front, to a classic 5.9 trad route up the north side. When you get to the top don't forget to take your shot of Tequila and thank James Garrett.

Getting There 

It depends what route you are climbing, anyway you cut it the walk can't be more than 10 minutes from the car.

Climbing Season

For the Ibex area.

Weather station 20.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Face:
Aurora Borealis/Lunar Power   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 450'   
Eagle Terrace   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches   
Hardpan Heroics   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Robbie enjoying the awesome 3rd pitch

Aurora Borealis/Lunar Power 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  Utah : West Desert : ... : East Face
These are really two separate routes. I have climbed them several times now, and always seem to combine them to attain the top of Quartermoon. Initially, Aurora Borealis, named for the lightshow the FA witnessed the night before during their drive to Ibex, started partway up the East Face of Quartermoon. It ended on a big ledge with a two bolt belay on a gargantuan boulder. Lunar Power later started at the actual base of the Tower at its lowest point and then continued to the summit. By combinin...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By James Garrett
Apr 13, 2008
I just repeated an excellent mixed (bolts/gear) route on Quartermoon which ascends the far right side (NE corner)for three pitches. It has fixe ring bolts for the anchors. I am not familiar with this route and would love to know its history insofar as FA party, grade given, length, any particulars.
We crossed the chasm above the supposed high point. Then we climbed straight up to a ledge, did not see where it may have gone from there, then traversed left to Lunar Power to ascend to the top.
Good job on the NE corner route, would love to hear more about it!

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