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c. Moe (closure) to Harvest Moon

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ambien Knights T 
As the cliff turns T 
Beauty and the Skink T 
Boston Tree Party T 
Bush League T 
Bush Lite T 
By the Toe, direct start T 
Catnip T 
Cherokee T 
Coyote Crack T 
Day Tripper T 
Double Quacks T 
Easter Time Too T 
Giddah! T 
Good Friday Climb T 
Gouda Climb T 
Gunks Burghers T 
Halfbeak T 
Honky Tonk Woman T 
Interiah T 
Left meets Right T 
Moxie T 
One Way or Another T 
Orc Stone T 
Raven and the Cat T 
Route Awakening T 
Saving Face T 
Saving Grace T 
Scuttlebutt T 
Serfs' Up T 
Shtick It T,TR 
Slab Shtick TR 
Spic and Span T 
Summer Breeze T 
Whet Stone T 
White Pillar T 
Wolf and the Swine T 
Woolly Clam Taco T 
Wrong Place, Right Time T 
You're in the wrong place, my friend. T 
Zachariah T 

c. Moe (closure) to Harvest Moon  


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Description 

Previous area: b. Gelsa to Moe (closure)
Next area: d. Harvest Moon to the End

This is where the Nears starts to get more remote. Generally, routes are further apart here, with the exception of the Eastertime Too area, which has a number of high-quality routes within 100 ft. or so.

Navigational aides: Coyote Crack, Whet Stone, Easter Time Too, Cherokee, Ambien Knights, White Pillar.

Dick Williams and friends went on a spree of new-routing in 2007 in the process of rewriting the guidebook, so keep an eye out for these newer routes (and carry ballnutz).

On the right side, this section starts with the large, orange right-facing corner of Eenie Meenie (not yet described here as a route). Moe is right next to Eenie Meenie.

At the left end, Harvest Moon is the unmistakeable hand crack on the right side of a huge separate block that leans against the cliff. The last route included in this section, White Pillar, climbs the chimney formed between the block and the cliff.

Getting There 

Keep on walkin' ....

... but really, you should respect the closure and approach this area by the slingshot hike. From atop the steel bridge, take the carriage road away from the Trapps, hang a left on the second (green) trail to your left, then head downhill at the four-way intersection about 10 minutes past that. Scramble downhill following the tags. You're really walking over, around and down the end of the Nears formation; then walk back along the base of the Nears to this area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

41 Total Routes

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['<=5.6',9],['5.7',6],['5.8',14],['5.9',8],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for c. Moe (closure) to Harvest Moon:
Catnip   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Giddah!   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
White Pillar   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
You're in the wrong place, my friend.   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Boston Tree Party   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 80'   
Easter Time Too   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Day Tripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Whet Stone   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 90'   
As the cliff turns   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Good Friday Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Cherokee   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   
Honky Tonk Woman   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
By the Toe, direct start   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 60'   
Raven and the Cat   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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D. Lucander on the crux of Ambien Knights
D. Lucander on the crux of Ambien Knights
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TRing the direct start of You're In The Wrong Plac...
Anthony past the crux on Cherokee
Anthony past the crux on Cherokee
Coyote Crack
Coyote Crack

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