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Land of the Rising Moon 


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In central Vedauwoo with a very nice 20 minute approach. Area classics reside here such as: Straight and Narrow, Moontide, and Blade Runner. Blade Runner is an amazing thin dihedral, more reminiscent of Eldorado than Vedauwoo, it is one of the best 5.11 pitches in the area with two very distinct crux sections. All routes are cracks, there are no bolted routes in this area that I know of. This is a nice secluded setting with excellent views of Jurassic Park, Valley Massif, and the Blair areas. The routes face West and Northwest.

As of 6/07, there are new Fixe rappel stations at the tops of Blade Runner, Moontide, and Straight and Narrow/Master of Sport. All raps can be done with a single 50 meter rope.


Getting There 

Park at the box canyon trail head in central Vedauwoo. Walk up the paved walking trail to the North for maybe 200 yards. The pavement will end but you can stay on a maintained trail that winds up using wooden stairs and walkways over the Boulders. Looking to the North you will see Glen Dome directly in front of you and Turtle rock to the East of it. Get off the maintained trail and head for the saddle between Glen Dome and Turtle Rock. Land of the Rising Moon is on the back side of Turtle Rock. After scrambling up into the saddle between the two formations head up slabs and boulders to the East. You will see the wall as you go up the slabs. The obvious crack of Straight and Narrow will be the first route you come to.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Land of the Rising Moon:
Analog   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 25'   
Straight and Narrow   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Moonrise Variation   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Blade Runner   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Master of Sport   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rob Kepley sending Blade Runner with "pumphouse". <br />photo by Skip Harper.

Blade Runner 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  WY : Vedauwoo : Land of the Rising Moon
If facing Straight and Narrow, head downhill to the left, passing MOON TIDE and then a rubble-filled gully. Stay to the right, up and over some boulders, and you'll see BLADE RUNNER straight ahead- a clean, less-than-vertical dihedral with a very thin crack.This route is a Vedauwoo classic. Instead of the typical, blue-collar thuggery required by most climbs at the Voo, this one is more balancy and touchy-feely stuff. Two distinct cruxes will be encountered. The first is a thin lieback past two fi...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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