Lost and Found
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BETA PHOTO: This is the beginning of Lost and Found, not the s...
From Ivan Rezucha: Annie O'Neill and I named this climb. We did what we thought was the FA (other than for a pesky fixed pin) back in the 80s. Because of the pin, we named it "Lost and Found". It was done (apparently by Ants Leemets), then lost, then found again (by us).
My main reason for posting this route is that I've found myself standing below it on two separate occasions when I was looking for Last Will be First.
The first time I climbed it, and only realized I was on something else 20 feet or so above the first roof. The second time, two other people who had previously climbed Last Will be First looked up and agreed we were at the start -- fortunately, I realized we were below Lost and Found and moved us right, finally getting a chance to lead Last Will be First.
P1: Climb the 4-foot-high left-facing corner and crack, aiming for the right side of a 15-foot-long overhang. Step up and right around the overhang before traversing back left 10 feet or so. Climb straight up the face through a bulging section to the GT Ledge and an oak tree belay/rap station. 5.6 PG, 150 feet.
Located between Unholy Wick (35 feet to the left) and The Last Will be First (20 feet to the right).
Standard Gunks rack, good gear G/PG all the way
Jean heading up to the crux on Lost & Found. The c...
|Comments on Lost and Found
Nov 28, 2011
My older version of the Todd Swain book lists this climb at 5.8 pg. Definitely a runout at the bottom. Fun route but fair warning I would lean towards calling this hard 5.7 at best with a spicy runout down low.
|By Amy R Wilson|
May 5, 2012
rating: 5.7 PG13
This is very runout on thin moves until just below the roof. I'd say 5.7 until the first tree, and then 5.4 to the oak tree. And, oh, so dirty.
From: Reading, VT
Apr 15, 2013
I agree this is tougher than 5.6 as I climbed it right after climbing Last Will Be First which is a solid 6. The crux is relatively low and can be protected albeit with very small gear. It took me a long time to figure out the move, which could probably be done in a variety of ways, depending on what you decide to use for feet (essentially extremely thin.) I would not say this route is dirty, although I only climbed to the rap anchors at about 70 or 80 feet - the rest of the way to the GT ledge looked dirty and unappealing. Worth doing I think if you are in the area and like thin face climbing.
|By Ivan Rezucha|
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 18, 2013
Annie O'Neill and I named this climb. We did what we thought was the FA (other than for a pesky fixed pin) back in the 80s. Because of the pin, we named it "Lost and Found". It was done (apparently by Ants Leemets), then lost, then found again (by us).