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Moon Shadow 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: KC Baum
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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on May 19, 2008
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This is a great climb that can be done in two pitches, but it's well worth doing as one.


It is the farthest left of the cluster of climbs at the top of the trail. Go up the obvious crack system.


Doubles from fingers to #4 Camalot with some extra hand-sizes. There is a length of chain at the top that allows you to rap to the ground with a double rope rap.

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By Matthew Seymour
From: 1996 Dodge Van, USA
Jul 5, 2009

The rappel from the top of this climb is from a chain around a tree. It can just be done to the ground with two 60m ropes.

Additionally, this climb can just be led all the way with a 60m rope if you manage you runners.

By Mickey Guziak
From: Grand Junction
Jul 4, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c

The hardest "5.10" I've ever climbed. The offwidth section is a lot longer than the topo describes it in the KC Baum Unaweep book. A good climb if you're looking for some super painful "5.9+ great hands."

By Alex Garhart
Jul 6, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

Keep in mind Baum has some big mitts. I remember the route being physical but fun, on par for most 10s in the canyon.

By Ralph Swansen
From: Denver CO
Jul 7, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c

Mickey and I climbed both Lost Vikings and Moonshadow consecutively. Major difference in difficulty! Hardest "5.10" - I'll go along with that! Ringlocks in a flaring, featureless offwidth! Arghhh! We got worked!

By Ralph Swansen
From: Denver CO
Sep 25, 2013
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c

After climbing some Yosemite chimneys, maybe this is a ten but a hard one!!!!!!!! :-)