Half Moon

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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.  

Elevation (feet): 7,960
Elevation (meters): 2,426
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.509867
Longitude: -120.613489
Difficulty: Technical Climb
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

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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