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Starting Moonlight

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By Benjaminadk
From: Lake George, NY
Apr 4, 2013

yes! that looks like 5.5!

By Joe Grossmann
Apr 30, 2013

The route climbs the face right of that overhang and joins the corner up to the GT ledge at the obvious rap tree.
Looks like a fun overhang though

By Larry S
May 1, 2013

Joe, at least in the Swain guidebook, it climbs up this overhang. I did it once ages ago, and it's not that difficult, but it's committing over a ledge. Since then, I've always bypassed this on the face to the right, which is cruiser.

By Michael G
May 1, 2013

Larry is right, the route goes over the overhang into the corner. A friend of mine was climbing it when one of the FA walked by and confirmed this.

By JSH
Administrator
May 1, 2013

Whatever you do, don't climb the seam that's over there on the left. Trust me on that.

By SethG
May 6, 2013

Yesterday I climbed the seam on the left as an experiment and test of my memory. I remembered it as not being so bad. The initial slab is super easy. Then above the ledge once you are on the wall there are good holds for hands and feet but it is (a) awkward to gain the corner, and (b) impossible to protect. Probably a little harder than 5.6 coming in from the left. BTW Williams grades the first pitch as 5.6, not 5.5.

By JSH
Administrator
May 6, 2013

The seam above the ledge is what I meant ... no pro, and ledge-fall!

By Joe Grossmann
May 6, 2013

I guess I misread the grey Williams: "P1: 5.6 PG Scramble to ledge, Then up flakes (crux) and corner to the GT Ledge. (130ft)"
I guess this is why it felt so super easy on lead ^^
P2 was much more comitting even as 2nd

By SethG
May 6, 2013

Right Julie, you and I are talking about the same thing.

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Starting Moonlight

Submitted By: J Antin on Nov 3, 2009
On this route:
Moonlight (5.6 4c 14 V S 4b )
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