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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ryan Kelly on Aug 26, 2008

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second bolt on Moonshiner.


A newer route, still some loose rock on this one. From the big split tree hop up on the rock and head right-ish up the slab past a few good huecos and some awkward moves. The route steepens considerably towards the top to a decent finish.


From the entrance/chopping block area, traverse left under the roof and squeeze past the big split tree. Start right there in a small space between some rocks. The right-most of the four routes on the face.


Five or six bolts to open shuts

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Moonshiner, light 5.9, Malibu Creek state park. Ke...
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Frank just below the crux on Moonshiner (5.9).
Frank just below the crux on Moonshiner (5.9).
Justin at the top of moonshiner
Justin at the top of moonshiner
Working the pockets on "Moonshiner."
Working the pockets on "Moonshiner."

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By Dean Olson
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

My first outdoor lead. Good everything to last bolt, then a less-than-solid move to the right, then a big mantle on to the tiny shelf that is the end of the route.
By Michael Nies
From: San Diego, CA
Jan 2, 2015

Anyone know what's up with the anchor on this route? I was here in October 2014 and climbed it, and there was a nice 2-bolt anchor at the top that looked to be in fine shape. As of this morning (Jan. 1, 2015) there's a single bolt with a rap ring, and the holes where the previous bolts were are plugged with epoxy. I moved right onto the anchor for...whatever the next line right is, but that made for some interesting cleaning on rappel afterwards.
By brucy
Apr 14, 2015

We did it too- 04/15. Still has only a single bolt anchor. Makes your wonder as to the logic of whoever took the second bolt out and left it for so long with but one!
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