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The Moon Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Location: 32.851, -117.02259 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 12, 2007
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The Area 

Another solo boulder that is down from the Lonesome Boulder and next kinda next to The Carousel

Getting There 

Ditto the approach to The Carousel

Climbing Season

For the Synchronicity Area area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Moon Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Moon Boulder:
The Black Spot Problem   V2 5+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For The Moon Boulder

Black Spot Blunt Arete V2 5+  California : San Diego County : ... : The Moon Boulder
A nice challenge for the aspiring Santee slab master to hone skill or burn rubber. Stay on the left side of the face using a shallow dish and a series of satisfying slaps and smears up the arête avoiding the black spot crimp entirely. It's an eliminate that climbs independently once you begin up the arête. Feels about the same grade wise as the black spot problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Mar 12, 2007
Erroneously named Black Spot Boulder in newer guides, as that is a named problem on this boulder.
By Elush
From: CA
Feb 21, 2013
Where does the Moon Boulder name come from, anyone know? Some history would be great, I'm sure most people know this as the black spot boulder.
By Chris Kehoe
Jul 13, 2015
Dick told me that this boulder and even it's namesake are actually called Black Dot. The "Climber's Guide to Southern California" by Paul Hellweg and Nathan Warstler from 1988 agrees with Black Dot as well.

Whatever you call this boulder it can eat up rubber.
By jdl
Jun 20, 2017
I vaguely recall Dick mentioning a guy named Dave Moon, I don't know much else about him. There's also the Moon face a thin and tough 5.11 which is on the west side of the No Hands traverse.

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