Moonlight Buttress, Moonlight Buttress Area 5.12d or 5.9 C1

 
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Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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Brew Monkey

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Bend Ory-Gun
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   Jul 31, 2009 - 10:09pm
Unbelievable! Soloed it back in 2003. Never too hard or dangerous; its C1 the whole way except for the first pitch (5.8-5.9). I found a 4" piece useful in the slot on pitch 5. Many Metolious yellow's on P.4 and red/orange up higher. One could sleep on top of 5, but a portaledge is better. The upper half of the route is super fun and clean. If this a first wall for anyone; don't get tripped out by the 4th pitch. Its a bit exposed and thin. Keep in mind that it only gets better and better the higher you go.
Gear: Lots of TCU's; one cliff hanger; Many small/med stoppers; 2 sets up to #2 camalot, 1 #3 & 1 #4.
Please do not cam hook! The route is showing wear from them (ie. under roof of Pitch 2).
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Batrock

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Burbank
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   Oct 23, 2014 - 05:28pm
Did this route about a week ago. Great fun the whole way. Some have expressed concern over the small roof on I believe pitch two. The placement under the roof could be a little sketchy but I found that using a Totem Cam, I think it was either the blue or yellow, worked like a charm and was SOLID! The rest of the route is just plain old cool and lots of fun. I'll try and get a TR up soon.
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clustiere

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berkeley ca
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   Jul 31, 2009 - 05:48pm
Simply awesome!!!!
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Moonlight Buttress Area - Moonlight Buttress 5.12d or 5.9 C1 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click to Enlarge
The route as seen from the loop road.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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