Half Moon is the apt descriptive name for a free-standing granite fin on Kangaroo Ridge, which is a three mile long north-south trending massif in the North Cascades immediately east of Washington Pass. Half Moon is located at the head of Early Winters Creek, which drains into the Methow River, which drains into the Columbia River, on the way to the Pacific Ocean. Half Moon is visible to travelers at Washington Pass, but is less conspicuous than the peaks of the Liberty Bell group and Silver Star Mountain. It is situated immediately north of Wallaby Peak.
Refer to Fred Beckey's "Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 3" for complete information on the approach and climbing routes for Half Moon.
Prominence: 200 feet.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||June 17, 1942|
|First successful climber(s):||Fred and Helmy Beckey, Walt Varney|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||Marblemount, Winthrop|
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