Moon Goddess Arete, Temple Crag 5.8
High Sierra, California USA
Avg time to climb route: 6-10 hours
Approach time: 4 hours
Descent time: 5 hours
Number of pitches: 14
Height of route: 1500'
OverviewThere are few 5.8 routes in the High Sierra with more continuous exposure. The climbing is moderate but wild and follows a striking arÍte from start to finish. Unlike the golden Sierra granite most climbers are accustomed to, Temple Crag is composed of highly featured and fractured dark rock. Face holds abound and mandatory jam cracks are rare. While the climb ascends many sections of detached blocks, few areas on the climb are dangerously loose. This route has a reputation of being big, committing, and one of the finest 5.8 climbs in the High Sierra.
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