Swoop Gimp or be Dust, Moonlight Buttress Area V 5.9 C3

   
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Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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Avg time to climb route: 1 day
Approach time: 25 minutes
Descent time: 1 hour
Number of pitches: 10
Height of route: 1100' route, 1300' total
Overview
FA: Barry Ward, Alan Humphrey 1992.

This route is about the same difficulty as Desert Shield but is longer and more committing. It starts 600 feet right of Moonlight Buttress and gets morning sun. Three of the first four pitches are sustained C2 and C3 aid pitches. The Pitch 2 crux is beautiful, long, steep, and unrelenting. The upper six pitches are rated 5.8 to 5.10 and go quick with a confident 5.10 free climber. The hauling gets harder the higher you go. Faster climbers should fix the first two pitches and then blast the route in a day.

Rack: see topo.
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