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See You Space Cowboy S 
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The Moon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,400'
Location: 40.17331, -120.81027 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Twinboas on Nov 21, 2016

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This large dome is the most striking feature of the Moonlight Crags. It is 200 feet tall, and has surprisingly moderate routes for the overall steepness. There is still significant development potential here and on the surrounding rock faces, for anyone so inclined.

The routes are all equipped with stainless steel hardware/anchors and the formation can be rappelled with a single 70m rope. It is possible to TR solo the entire formation with a single 70m rope.

Getting There 

The hike is approximately 0.7 miles from the parking area (relatively flat and easy). Once you are on the ridge top continue hiking until the ridge drops away and you can see the crag looming below you. The two best options for approaching this crag are to either hike down the loose gulley on the north side of the formation (closest to the parking lot) or to scramble up the backside of the formation and do two rappels from the top. If rappelling, there is some easy (but exposed) third class down climbing to reach the nearest set of anchors, which are barely visible and are roughly thirty feet down from the scree covered ledges.

Climbing Season

For the Northeast California area.

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Moon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Moon:
Spring Fling   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cubicle Pukes and Cigars   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Featured Route For The Moon
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Solar Wind.

Solar Wind 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Northeast California : ... : The Moon
A second pitch to Jet Fuel, this well-bolted line climbs up the steepest and tallest section of the wall on good holds with short difficulties and frequent rests. Excellent movement and terrific rock quality, don't miss out on this one!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sasquatch country!
Sasquatch country!
Rock Climbing Photo: rapping down Space walk(?) anchors
rapping down Space walk(?) anchors
Rock Climbing Photo: Evening session on The Moon
Evening session on The Moon
Rock Climbing Photo: The Moon as seen from the ridge as you approach. E...
The Moon as seen from the ridge as you approach. E...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Moon facing east as seen from the road
BETA PHOTO: The Moon facing east as seen from the road

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