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Clout Buster T,TR 
Delicate Moves TR 
Ibex TR 
Lost Face T,TR 
Lost Face Finger Crack T,TR 
Lost Face Overhangs I & II T,TR 
Lost in the Woods (Unnamed Route 5.7) T,TR 
Noah Vail T,TR 
Rich Bechler Memorial Route T,TR 

Lost Face Finger Crack 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: James M Schroeder on Apr 30, 2007

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Ryan Strong with an aid solo ascent of the lost fa...

Description 

The most well protected and classic lead on the face. Ascend the obvious finger crack to the right of the normal Lost Face route. After 35 feet or so this route joins the standard 5.6 just below the roof. Any number of finishes is possible from here (5.6-5.8 see Lost Face and Lost Face Overhangs I & II for descriptions)

Protection 

Standard rack, TCU's helpful.


Photos of Lost Face Finger Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan, in the flow
Ryan, in the flow
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan, at the crux
Ryan, at the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Young Mr. Skinner on a fine lead of Lost Face Fing...
Young Mr. Skinner on a fine lead of Lost Face Fing...
Rock Climbing Photo:  The Lost Face on a hot and humid morning, Septemb...
The Lost Face on a hot and humid morning, Septemb...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Kuehl leads the Lost Face Finger Crack
Matt Kuehl leads the Lost Face Finger Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Follow the finger crack on the right and then eith...
BETA PHOTO: Follow the finger crack on the right and then eith...

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By Jay Knower
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From: Campton, NH
May 7, 2007

It's amazing to me that with all of the routes and variations on routes and variations on variations on routes at Devil's Lake, that this climb was not given a name. This route offers some of the best finger locks at the Lake.
By Josh Olson
From: Durango, CO
Jun 29, 2013

Traversing into Overhang II from this finger crack is superb.
By Joel Allen
From: La Crosse
Sep 8, 2015

Led thing thing this past weekend when it was 90 degrees and humid and covered with wasps (one stung me right on the top of my head) and I still think it is one of my favorite easy leads at DL. That finger crack just feels so amazing and its all super secure. IMO classic for sure.

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