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By Tony Whitney
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 7, 2014
|I am looking for a little bit better beta on the approach. Just getting back into trad, and like the idea of these easy single pitch routes.|
By Cunning Linguist
Jul 7, 2014
|The idea is most likely a lot better than the reality of shakefesting your way up the 2nd ascent of some crunchy line that takes more help to find than has already been given. Much wiser would be spending some time on Tonto and routes to its left til you're comfortable climbing on gear again. Hope that clarifies things. This is an obscure crag with no known repeats, not a well-worn practice area close to the car. If you find it, post up and tell me how right/wrong I was.|
From: North Las Vegas, Nevada
Jul 17, 2015
With the pictures and somewhat vauge location description provided this area should be easy to locate. I MIGHT add a overview pic taken from the loop road if more climbers take an interest in the area. In all honesty if you cant get there with the beta provided your probably a rescue waiting to happen. I put up the majority of these routes in a late afternoon by myself carrying 2 60m ropes and a clean rack to 5". Tisk tisk Killy Willy!
To Tony and anyone else who might want to go there: Only 3 of these routes posted at the "Lost and Found crag" are safe and protectable by "classroom climber" standards. 1. Rope Souled Ho 5.4, 2. Communist Plan 5.7, and 3. Lost and Found 5.5. The route "Dont Mind Dyin'" 5.10 is in fact an x rated route and may not even be repeatable due to the fact that I broke crucial holds off at the crux with my feet. Give it a try and you'll understand the name given.
The remainder of the routes can be considered easy but with POSSIBLY marginal pro and runouts depending on who you are. Jim Mercer and I seemed to have enjoyed "Slobber Knob Job" 5.6 the most of all the routes here if memory serves me. ALL of the routes can be descended by easy scrambling/downclimbing to the sides of formations. I did one dicey rappel almost directly above "Lost and Found" off of a crapy flake with blue 1" tubular webbing. Almost 2 years later in May 2015 the webbing was still observed there when descending from Goodman Peak on another first ascent foray.
WOW! Thats alot of unnecessary beta! Maybe I should wear a gopro and film the approach so the classroom climbers can get there...