Lost Highway Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Sleeping Beautry, Main Wall center.
The Lost Highway area is on the far right side of Sleeping Beauty. It is isolated from the rest of the rock and has a more remote feel.
A. [, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Lost Highway
, 10, 3p, 200', bolts.
Approach: See Mystic Mile
for how to get to Ledge 2. Walk right on Ledge 2 past Mystic Mile
. Rack up and leave your packs at either the second-to-last large tree (Eight Miles High
) or at the last large tree (Arcanum
). You will be rappelling down right of Arcanum
. Walk further right to where the ledge ends, then scramble about 20 feet to the top of a pillar. The rappel bolts are just right of the pillar on a small ledge. A single-rope rappel brings you to a nice large grassy ledge with trees. You could, if necessary, rap from trees from here to the approach trail. The climbs begin near the right edge of the ledge.
: rapping off the trees to escape is no longer necessary if you have a 70 meter rope. We added an anchor to avoid that, and a 35 meter rap will make it back down to the trail if you stay left at the bottom.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Highway Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Highway Area:
Lost Highway 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 3 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For Lost Highway Area
Orgasmatron 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Lost Highway Area
This is a challenging route. Begin from the top of the pillar described below. Climb to a roof, then undercling left and pull around to the left side of a sharp arete. Climb straight up to where the angle eases, veer left, then back up and right to the 2-ring anchor at the top of the wall.NOTE: Bob D'Antonio's guidebook has Lost Highway and Orgasmatron switched in the photo. On the third pitch, Orgasmatron is to the left of Lost Highway....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Yvonne D'Andrea rappelling to the big terrace belo...
Lost Highway in red. Orgasmatron is the white and ...
From: a Toyota Tacoma
Nov 9, 2015
Ryan Willard and I added a stainless rap anchor with rings that allows you to rap off of the Lost Highway ledge. Please be aware, YOU NEED A 70m ROPE TO RAP, or two ropes. I may add another anchor later for two shorter raps. If you use a 70 meter rope, tie knots in the end and stay to the climber's left near the bottom. You can just reach the trail this way. A gentle pull worked like butter for me, and the rope came down fine without a hitch.