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Lost Orbit Rock - West Face
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bear Elegance T 
Bear Essence T 
Bear Pause T 
Bear's Choice T 
Benevolent Bruin T 
Chiller T 
Cruise Control T 
Gravity Kills S 
Henry's M.F. TR 
La Paws T 
Lost my Nut T 
Pablo Cruise TR 
Ursa Major S 

Bear's Choice 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Dave Masuo, 1990
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Submitted By: C Miller on May 31, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Bear's choice follows the prominent right-facing f...

Description 

This is the right-most climb on the west face and easily identified as a right-facing flake system.

Enjoyable moves up the flake gain a ledge, after which a few easy face moves reach the top of the rock. Downclimb to the climber's right or rappel off bolts on one of the neighboring climbs.

Protection 

Gear to 3"


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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 2, 2009

Sweet easy trad climb with a great lieback crux and easy to protect.
By Dave Kos
Aug 15, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Short, easy, protects well.
By Colin Schour
From: Big Bear Lake, CA
Apr 30, 2012

Great climb for first time "liebackers"