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Lost Highway Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006  with updates from tbol

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BETA PHOTO: Sleeping Beautry, Main Wall center.

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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. [[112154263], 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Orgasmatron, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Lost Highway, 10, 3p, 200', bolts.

Getting There 

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.


Per tbol: 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.

Climbing Season

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

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'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Melissa Meyers having just cleared the crux consid...

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Yvonne D'Andrea rappelling to the big terrace belo...
Yvonne D'Andrea rappelling to the big terrace belo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Highway in red. Orgasmatron is the white and ...
Lost Highway in red. Orgasmatron is the white and ...

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By tbol
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.

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