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This huge granite cathedral, with its flying buttresses (the Celestial Aretes, Venusian, Moon Goddess, and Sun Ribbon) on the left, and the truly awesome buttress of Dark Star in the center, is the premier long rock climbing area of the Palisades.
From Big Pine on 395 drive up the road to Glacier Lodge; trailhead is signed on the right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Temple Crag:
Venusian Blind 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches, 1500'
Temple, Galey, Sill Traverse 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, Grade IV
Moon Goddess Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2000'
Sun Ribbon Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 22 pitches, 2000'
Dark Star 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 16 pitches, 2000'
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Moon Goddess Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CA : High Sierra : Temple Crag
Climbs the middle of the Celestial Aretes.Gain the start of the climb by traversing a ledge leftwards which leads to the buttress. Scramble up for a few hundred feet to where the rock gets steeper; rope up here. Several moderate pitches lead to the first impasse, a gendarme which is bypassed on the right with a super-exposed traverse (5.7). Climb down to the base of the Ibrium Tower. A cracks lead to a platform and the second impasse below the flawless section of the Tower (5.8). Pass ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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