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Moonlight Buttress Area


Zion National Park, Utah, USA


Trip Report
Spring: From Brittle Ice to Splitter Sandstone
Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:25pm
Here are a few words and pictures of my past few months, including some ice climbing around Montana/Wyoming and some of the glorious sandstone in Red Rock and Zion. Hope you enjoy!
https://www.akiojoy.com/single-post/2018/03/28/Spring-From-Brittle-Ice-to-Splitter-Sandstone

Credit: Aki J

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Aki J
About the Author
Aki J is a climber from Placerville, CA living in Bozeman, MT.

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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Mar 28, 2018 - 03:01pm PT
Great tr! Hard ice and hard rock...way to get after it!
spectreman

Trad climber
  Mar 28, 2018 - 04:34pm PT
awesome!
Don Paul

Gym climber
Denver CO
  Mar 28, 2018 - 07:03pm PT
There will be more women in your life, but only one Moonlight Buttress!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
  Mar 28, 2018 - 10:38pm PT
Enjoyable interesting read and great photos. TFPU!

Proud climbing on Moonlight Buttress, Aki.
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
  Mar 29, 2018 - 05:10am PT
Wow nice climbing. What are you eating for breakfast?, I need some of that! Nice writing too. Thanks for the TR keep it up.
eKat

climber
  Mar 29, 2018 - 06:43am PT
TFPU!
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
  Mar 29, 2018 - 07:07am PT
Super. Really enjoyed this. You're a strong pup!

BAd
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Mar 29, 2018 - 07:20am PT
Way to get after it!
TFPU
Tad
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
  Mar 30, 2018 - 08:40am PT
Nice find down in the box. The ever giving wishing well!
Great shot on Schoolhouse.

Damn dude, strong work all around.
Aki J

Trad climber
Placerville, CA
Author's Reply  Apr 1, 2018 - 07:57am PT
Thanks to all who took the time to read and/or respond!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
  Apr 1, 2018 - 08:06am PT
Very Nice!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
  Apr 2, 2018 - 09:22pm PT
Nice. I have been down in the clarks fork several times. What a cool awesome place. We were thinking of heading there at spring break but reports of deep snow there and east rosebud led us to go further south for our own ice /desert adventure. The flu put the breaks on a lot of our plans but we did climb ice in lake city and Silverton and climbed ancient art and some easy stuff in escalante. Ice then red stone has such a nice dichotomy and to get a nice fa on ice is super cool.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
  Apr 2, 2018 - 09:55pm PT
Thanks for that.

DMT
L

climber
A place where Blue is the new Black...
  Apr 18, 2018 - 05:16pm PT
Akio,

I had a deja vu moment as I read this fine TR.

I seem to recall another TR you posted some time ago--as I was reading it, I kept thinking, "Damn, this guy is bionic or something!" and "Damn, he takes great photos too!" and "Damn, he sure gets around!"

Needless to say, all of those "Damns" could apply to this TR as well. Excellent work. Beautiful images. Thanks for taking us along with you.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Apr 18, 2018 - 07:26pm PT
"My uncle happened to be in town for a conference, so we took him out to Red Rock for a quick climb before his flight. He showed up with a growler of beer, which was empty by noon..."

Perfect.
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