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Crescent Moon

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Practice Wall

Another One Fights the Rust

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Crescendo 5.8+ (Sport) **

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, J.J., Skip Wolfe, Mark Ryan, Amy Moore in 2005
Length: 40ft
Bolts: 3 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Right of "Crescent Moon" is another vertical face ending with a short overhanging section. Enjoy plates, pockets, sidepulls, and underclings up to some overhanging horizontals at the top. The anchors might later have chains added to lower them a couple of feet.
Descent: 2 bolt anchor with quicklinks above roof
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: DrRockso
Date: Mar 14th, 2011

Submitted by: Myke Dronez
Date: Jan 12th, 2008

Submitted by: TSO
Date: Jul 19th, 2006


Sco Bro said on June 5th, 2006
The start is considerably harder than the rest of the climb.
TSO said on June 13th, 2006
There is a rat that lives on the ledge below the anchors and to the right, chances are, it is as scared of you as you are of it.
bryanboonern said on July 3rd, 2006
The anchors suck. They are way behind your head and you have to pull out a giant arms length of slack to clip them in. The start and the finish is what gives this its difficulty.
jordancolburn said on March 2nd, 2008
Clipping anchors is a little akward.
cjdrover said on November 10th, 2008
Very hard to set anchors - I agree with the other comments to that effect. My first sport lead, though. =)
across410 said on August 26th, 2009
cave below the anchors looks bigger from the ground. long reach for the anchors but thats what made it cool