Moro - East Face

Introduction

The East Face of Moro Rock has a lot of variety with the lower side of the face holding longer aid climbs ranging all the way to the single pitch top-ropes and bolted climbs next to the parking lot.  In between there are a host of climbs that can be combined in many ways.  Aside from the climbs next to the parking lot, the east face sees less people than any other aspect of Moro even though it has the easiest approach.  I’m not sure why this is, perhaps it’s because it can be subject to the annual Peregrine Falcon closures or the fact that many of the climbs are aid climbs or maybe because it has some of the oldest bolts on the formation.  Whatever it is, don’t let it discourage you because there are many outstanding climbs with spectacular views.  Portions of the east and south faces have seasonal climbing closures for Peregrine Falcon nesting, please abide by the closures so the whole area doesn't get closed for nesting like Chimney Rocks.  Closures are usually from April 1st through August 15th, visit http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/rockclimb.htm for more info.

 Directions

From the parking lot, descend via a faint climbers trail along the base of the East Face and occasionally down in the gully.