Moon Goddess Arete, Temple Crag 5.8

   
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High Sierra, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 6-10 hours
Approach time: 4 hours
Descent time: 5 hours
Number of pitches: 14
Height of route: 1500'
Overview
There 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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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: August 14, 2011
Temple Crag - Moon Goddess Arete 5.8 - High Sierra, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The route as seen from Second Lake.
Photo: SP Parker
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