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Location: 37.75604, -119.5941 View Map  Incorrect?
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Lost Arrow Spire, intermediate belay on the 2nd pi...

Description 

Tremendous exposure. This is a great route to prepare you for aiding on big walls. The route requires passing a knot as you have to rappel into the notch with 2 ropes tied together.


Getting There 

From Camp 4 take the trail to the top of Yosemite Falls. At the top, cross the creek and follow second-class slabs along the rim and you'll see the spire (be careful if you slip -- you die...)


Climbing Season


3 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lost Arrow Spire:
Lost Arrow Tip   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2+     Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 250'   
Lost Arrow Spire Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2     Trad, Aid, 16 pitches   
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Notice the rope configuration: the climber is on a rope that is anchored to a tree and clipped to a crucial bolt (clipped while on rappel). Rope then runs through the spire tip anchors and up to another tree. By untying the knot at the tree on the upper line, the ropes can be pulled through and retrieved.

Lost Arrow Tip 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2+  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lost Arrow Spire
Standard Free Rack w/ one 4" piece for the OW section. Otherwise small - medium cams will do you fine. A standard hook is not required but will help at the crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Lost Arrow Spire, finishing the Tyrolean using the "swing" technique
Lost Arrow Spire, finishing the Tyrolean using the...
in the moment <br /> <br />May 2012
in the moment

May 2012
The great views you get from the Direct Route.
The great views you get from the Direct Route.
Yosemite Falls and Lost Arrow Spire
Yosemite Falls and Lost Arrow Spire
Onsight slack line setup...No send :(
Onsight slack line setup...No send :(
Shadow and tyrol.
Shadow and tyrol.
Lost Arrow Spire-the whole thing. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Arrow Spire-the whole thing.
Photo by Blitzo.
The 2-rope rap down into the notch.
The 2-rope rap down into the notch.
roping up with igor
roping up with igor
Pitch 1
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 1
starting pitch 2
BETA PHOTO: starting pitch 2
Tyrolian Traverse off Lost Arrow Spire.
Tyrolian Traverse off Lost Arrow Spire.
The tyrolean traverse from tip to top
The tyrolean traverse from tip to top
pitch 2 belay
pitch 2 belay
The Lost Arrow Spire.  The Chimney ascends the groove on the left in the shade.  Harding's direct route leapfrogs the ledges up the front.
BETA PHOTO: The Lost Arrow Spire. The Chimney ascends the gro...
turning corner at beginning of pitch 2
turning corner at beginning of pitch 2
pitch 2 with yosemite falls
pitch 2 with yosemite falls
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