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Moonstone 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Phinney & Henry 1986
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Submitted By: Jon Marek on Apr 24, 2010

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Figure sitting atop Moonstone.
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Description 

low angle slab


Location 

from goat gazebo, scramble up and left in gully. Moonstone is the first bolted line on the left.


Protection 

Bolts



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By Andy Busse
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From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 23, 2010

Just looking for info about the newer route just climbers' left of Moonstone??
5.10 Sport 75' 7 bolts.

By Jim Slichter
From: Hill City, SD
Jun 27, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Andrew - The route to the left of Moonstone is SLAMAT. 7-8 bolts. 5.10c. FA by Jim Slichter, Greg Fossum, and Gary Johnson around 1999(?)

By laura miller
Jul 1, 2013

BETA on Clips - It was a challenge to find this route, but once there we gave it a go. The start is in the gully and the first bolt is an old rusty hanger with a small rotation/spin (it held when I pulled). The crux seemed to be between bolts 4 and 5 (or maybe right above 5) where there is a blank spot with just a divet in the rock to hold before standing up on your feet (slab, so while there are no feet, the smear is good). it's pretty run out to the anchors, but the climbing seemed a bit easier up high, so not a catastrophe.

Kid rating (www.Climbwithkids.com) - not accessible with young ones as there is no place for them to hang out nearby, nor is the final approach up the gully anything you can expect from little ones. Our 4 and 6 year olds stayed down below the final approach but we could only hear them (not see) and we had to make sure they stayed put. Not recommended for a young kid toting family (though we did it).

By Mike Engle
May 8, 2014

Mike Engle on Moonstone, 5.10- around late '80's.