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Submitted By: Kyran Keisling on Oct 28, 2016  with updates from Kyran Keisling
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The Moon has best rock at the Big Waters and we spent most of our time developing here and as a result this area contains a majority of the boulder problems. Once the weather cools off I will be spending my time getting all the routes posted. It is well worth the 15 minute hike if you don't have a 4x4.

Getting There 

Use the very prominent Haycock Point about 1.5 miles north of the road as your bearing. Take a left on the small dirt road ¼ of a mile past the creek crossing. Because it is an ATV use area the road can be a little difficult to follow due to tracks going in every direction. There is a small gray shale mesa in between NP 230 and the boulders that I use as a point of navigation. You want to go around the east side of the small mesa and then tend north back toward the creek a bit. Once you get parallel with the boulders you can cut up to them on a small hog back. If these directions are vague and you get lost, just romp your rig like Ivan Ironman Stewart, driving fast and taking chances. What could possibly go wrong?

Alternatively, park in a small gravel lot on the left just on top of the first hill after crossing the wash. Walk due north towards a large buttress for about 15 minutes, maybe a shorter hike if you have very long legs.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The 1st accent of Ojo Del Tigre by Mark Adams
The 1st accent of Ojo Del Tigre by Mark Adams
Rock Climbing Photo: Low level traverses are a specialty of the Big Wat...
Low level traverses are a specialty of the Big Wat...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brendan starts up 'dip in the lip'
Brendan starts up 'dip in the lip'
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking east towards the moon area.
Looking east towards the moon area.
Rock Climbing Photo: The moon area
The moon area

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