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Drilling Fields - Lost World  

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Submitted By: John Bradford on Jun 21, 2008


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On the east side of the Drilling Fields is a quiet spot with great views across the Circle Creek Drainage. The approach is just long enough to keep out the rif raf, with a nice flat slab in an alcove for kicking back in.

It can make for a very pleasant outing in the afternoon to beat the crowds and the sun. The rock does not see much traffic, and is gritty with bands of moss at the top, but if friction is your thing, it is worth a look.

Getting There 

Approach as for the drilling Fields: Past Morning Glory Spire and down past the trail to Redtail. Continue on past the Drilling Fields West side, following the trail, then cairns up onto the rock and past a quick 4th class move. More cairns lead down and to the left, meandering up and around to the alcove and the climbing. ABove the alcove are two climbs, and further to the North are two more friction routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Drilling Fields - Lost World:
Contra Friction   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
There's Friction Afoot   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Truth is Stranger than Friction   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Sport   
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Lost Soles 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13  ID : City of Rocks : ... : Drilling Fields - Lost Worl...
Steep friction at the start leads to much easier ground above. The opening moves are hard but the climbing above is fun. The whole thing has a runout feel, but that's friction climbing I guess. The Bingham guide shows this route shares anchors with the route to the right (Truth is Stranger than friction) but we found a separate set of rap bolts for this line above the small moss cover step.Needs more traffic to clean up....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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The Lost World
The Lost World
Looking south
Looking south
On the approach to the Lost World
On the approach to the Lost World
Nidhi and Suzanne in the alcove doing a soft shoe ...
Nidhi and Suzanne in the alcove doing a soft shoe ...

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