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This route is located in the Upper Gorge Region at Moonshiner's Wall

Sunset Limited

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Texas Eagle 5.9 (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Scott Hammon, and in 2003
Length: 60ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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From the top of the approach trail 10+ feet to your right is a finger crack that splits the right side of the main wall. Climb the left fingercrack of the two cracks about 10 ft apart on the main wall. Boulder up 10 feet to a good stance plug some gear get a hand jam and using face hold and fingerlocks make your way to the top! To decend rap from massive chock stone 150 feet to the left and around the corner. Fixed gear.
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Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: haas
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


Ascentionist said on September 27th, 2005
I don't think these guys got the FA. I saw fixed gear on this years ago. I think ynot may have climbed it too.
Gaar said on September 27th, 2005
Talkt to him he said he back off
Gaar said on September 27th, 2005
If so it is still a good route and needed a name and info!!
ynot said on November 15th, 2005
I started up the route to the right of the splitter. I just wasnt feeling bold that day. So what is it, if it went too,and how was the gear? The edges were really sharp to start I remember that.
haas said on November 30th, 2005
I climbed this route free in the winter a few years ago, along with the other crack along side of it, although one was climbed long before that and was named Texas Eagle by the FAers. Sorry, Gaar, you didn't get the FA on this one. This was posted in the Moonshiner's Wall main page long ago, should have checked it. Like I posted before, both routes go at 5.9
Gaar said on December 5th, 2005
Cool beans! Its a nice short route!
hamsco said on July 2nd, 2007
James Neukam was with me on the FA
Willy said on February 25th, 2013
Still pretty dirty and loose in spots. We rapped from a tree
tpowell said on November 23rd, 2014
Super fun route. Gear is all there, and aside from loose stuff down low there isn't too much to worry about choss-wise.
DirtMcGirt said on August 27th, 2017
Somebody put an anchor around a large detached block at the top of this route. Whole thing moved when pushed on with not too much force. Probably not a good idea to use it. I would have cleaned it, but it was the only pro I had by the time I inspected it!
Bryce Noonan said on October 8th, 2017
went to moonshiners today and had a few random rock falls of a decent size falling behind me while walking along the base of the cliff. On top of that I pulled off a good basketball sized chunk on top of this route by that sketchy detached block being used as an anchor