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Gangolf HaubRoute Climbed: Moro Rock Trail Date Climbed: September 1990, July 1998  Sucess!

Gangolf Haub

1990 was one of my first experiences in overcoming height sickness. But what a view from the top! Makes you forget everything else!
Posted Dec 8, 2003 8:20 am

SierraboneheadRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: June, 1978  Sucess!
Great views of the GWD to the east, and smog to the west. An old timer with the NPS told me don't go up in thunder storms. Years ago, some one was holding the metal hand rail at the trail head, and lightning hit the far end of the rail at the summit. He was, uh, hurt.
Posted Nov 21, 2003 7:57 pm

cartaleRoute Climbed: The tourist route Date Climbed: 5/30/02  Sucess!


Did this with my daughters, whom were very brave in making the summit! I'm very proud of Meghann & Kathryn! I love you both very much!

Posted Aug 29, 2003 2:19 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Pennies on the Patio Date Climbed: August 11, 1997  Sucess!


Gerry Cox, Keith Guilott and I climbed this route at the end of a weekend which included 6 hour tour through the famed Crystal Cave in Sequoia. Gerry, who is Member of the Historical Society supporting the California Cave system invited us on for "Members only" overnight tour of the cave. This was amazing 6 hours of crawling and climbing through the cave. After climbing one of the easy route on Little Baldy the next day, we climbed Pennies on the Patio on Morro Rock. We rapped off the "Stay inside the Railing" sign and Keith then led the 10a variation back to the top. My notes say, that we had a circus on our hands when we got back up and over the railing. But the route is excellent.
Posted Dec 7, 2002 11:39 am

kletterwebbiRoute Climbed: T-Rex Date Climbed: Sept. 1996  Sucess!


It was our last climb after ten weeks of climbing and travelling through the USA. Some demanding pitches but a real good climb. ..
Posted Jul 11, 2002 7:51 am

mdostbyRoute Climbed: The Steps Date Climbed: July 7th, 2002  Sucess!


Took the family on a short vacation that included a trip through Sequoia N.P. Stopped at Moro Rock and told my wife I'd be back in 10 minutes. Ran up all the steps tagged the top and ran back down. Got to go back and do one of the face routes!!! But don't tell my wife.....the less she knows about my rock climbing, the better ;-)
Posted Jul 7, 2002 9:21 pm

kevinRoute Climbed: Moro Rock Trail Date Climbed: June 23, 2001  Sucess!


My 2 girls and I walked up the myriad of granite stairs to the summit to witness one of the most spectacular views of the Great Western Divide.
Posted Jun 23, 2002 7:57 am

Dave DalyRoute Climbed: T-Rex 5.9R Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

Dave Daly

Superb route...mostly natural pro following corners at the base and chickenheads on the finishing pitches. If you do this route, be sure to bring plenty 'o sling and pray a bit! Most of pitch 5 involves slinging chickeheads (some rounded!). Fairly spooky! Found a golf club (5 iron) and a shattered camera (sorry, no film). Anyone know when the N.P.S. is gonna sponsor another Moro Rock clean-up effort like they did in '96?
Posted Apr 6, 2002 11:13 am

markmanRoute Climbed: Most of them. Date Climbed: 1985-1995  Sucess!
What a great place!!! Solid rock, great weather, Lots of varied routes from1 to 10 or more pitches long. Boy do I miss the old stompin grounds.
Posted Jan 30, 2002 5:24 pm

dshoeRoute Climbed: Moro Rock Trail Date Climbed: See Below.....  Sucess!


Hiked/climbed this little rock numerous times during the summers of 1997, 1998 and 1999, via the Moro Rock Trail each time. Quite a few steps to ascend/descend to make the summit, but well worth the effort! Very nice views of the Great Western Divide to the east, and of the lower San Joaquin Valley to the west.
Posted Dec 21, 2001 9:29 am

mpbroRoute Climbed: up the stairs, on Stair Trek Date Climbed: A few times  Sucess!


I went up here at night once with a full moon. Pretty cool, though the haze in the valley turned everything to pea soup.
Posted Nov 10, 2001 6:33 pm

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