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Moon Rocks  

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Submitted By: andyf on Mar 10, 2007


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A small, but concentrated cliff of andesite columns with some steep, long crack climbs and a few bearhug-style sport routes. Named for an incident involving the crag's proximity to the highway, a passing motorist, and a climber's exposed buttocks.

Most routes can be easily toproped from a nice topout ledge (reachable by hiking up a gully left of the crag).

Shade most of the day, comes into the sun in late afternoon.

Getting There 

The obvious crag of striking parallel columns on the south side of the Tieton River, about 3 miles west of the Royal Columns. Pull off into a large parking area just before the crag is visible (WDFW parking decal required) and cross the river on a lawsuit-waiting-to-happen footbridge. Turn right on the Tieton Nature Trail and hike west till you see an obvious trail branching left and up the hill toward the crag. Stay on this trail longer than you think you should and you'll come to a side trail to the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Tieton River area.

Weather station 13.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Moon Rocks:
Straight Talk   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Fists and Stuff

Fists and Stuff 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WA : Tieton River : Moon Rocks
Climb up to and through small roof to a short off width crack (5-6") that narrows hands at break. climb finishes atop broken column at rap hangers (no chains)....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By Drederek
Mar 29, 2009
wear your bigboy pants to this crag, the routes are a bit steeper and much more sustained.
By davidbr
May 19, 2015
To the right of Fat Head there's a hand-crack to offwidth with an unfortunate bolt where it gets wide. It's a good route and probably 5.8ish. Anyone know what it's called?
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