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Lost Highway 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chris Miller, July 2002
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Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 5, 2006

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Susan weaving down the Lost Highway (5.11a), Holco...


This is an easier, alternate finish to Road Crew that clips the lower two bolts on that route and then finishes straight up.

Preclip the first bolt bolt on Road Crew and then, instead of doing the boulder problem crux of that route, climb the crack (5.10) just to the right. Steep and awkward jamming/liebacking gain a good edge and the second bolt, which is where Road Crew cuts left. From here launch straight up the slightly overhung wall on positive incuts (crux) to a rockover move onto the finishing slab. It's still a bit dirty up high, but nothing that more traffic won't fix.


4 bolts, bolted lower-off

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Rock Climbing Photo: Found best way to clip 4th bolt was to get right f...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face detail.
BETA PHOTO: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face detail.

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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jun 30, 2008

Fun fun route with somewhat awkward start using side pulls and the crack. Steep, positive and thankfully short.
By Coon
Apr 19, 2015

So Road Crew uses direct start and Lost Highway traverses in? No wonder. I always thought they shared a direct start and couldn't figure out why Road Crew was a letter grade harder.

The steeper section is a gem on this one. Wish it would go forever.

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