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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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Description 

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

6 Total Climbing Routes

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


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Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Solar Wind.

Solar Wind 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Northeast California : ... : The Moon
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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: Evening session on The Moon
Evening session on The Moon
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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