Going for the lip on one of the best in the area! ...
This large area is split into 5 different talus fields. Each area has dozens of boulders, ranging from V0-V10.
The boulders range from small (6'-8') to over 40' tall, a good many falling in the 12'-20' range. Everything from overhangs, roofs, slabs, and vertical faces exist here. The rock is very textured without being sharp. A lot of the holds here tend to be sloped, but very sticky due to the texture. (though there is no shortage of crimpy problems!) Very good quality boulders. Landings can be dicey in a few spots due to the talus field, so bring pads, and a spotter if possible. Also, there is no cell reception, so keep that in mind.
Boulders are about an hour and 45 min from Portland, going through Hood River.
Boulders have been developed by a wide variety of climbers. Grading standards seem to vary, so rather than worrying about grades, find a good looking line, and get on it, or clean a new one! Refer to maps for trails, and some of the boulders. A lot of boulders have been cleaned since the map was made, so go explore!
Lost Lake Area. goo.gl/maps/7GSt1
- google maps link to the boulders from Portland. Enjoy! Refer to posted maps for parking and trails.
Weather station 11.9 miles from here
36 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Start left hand on the short arete and right hand on the slimper used on Dr Mindbender,and right toe on the left side of the starting slopey edge for Dr Mindbender and left foot floating or under the overhang on a jib...pull off the ground and pop right for the great jug rail and top it out using the arete.Avoid the pebble to the left with your left foot for full value, or use it for a V0-V1 version of the problem....[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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BETA PHOTO: Lost Lake Boulders Area topo Map
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By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Jul 7, 2014
There is also a good bit of useful info over at this site... portlandrockclimbs.com/lost-la...
After checking out many of the other boulderfields close to Portland (Bridge Of The Gods, Cascade Boulders, Beacon Rock, Hamilton, Rocky Butte and Carver), I'd have to say this is by far the best option for anyone looking for quality and quantity! With enough boulders to keep you busy for months, a pristine surrounding, nearby camping (free and/or at Lost Lake Campground), a beautiful lake nearby to cool off after sessioning and snacks and cold beer at the Lost Lake General Store, Lost Lake Boulders are destined to become the #1 boulderfield around and gain attention from folks outside of the immediate area as well. After checking out the other spots, and being from the Southeast where there are endless boulders of high quality, I was a little disappointed with the Portland bouldering scene and now know why gym climbing is more popular...but this place is about to change the game! Thanks Micah for helping me explore my way around the area and talking this place up to me:)
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Jul 20, 2014
And a few little housekeeping notes:
I put the 5 main areas on the front page. Each area then lists each developed boulder as an area, so that you can add multiple lines to the same boulder, since many of these boulders are very large, and contain several lines. So if you add a new boulder, please list it as an "area" with the boulder name, and then add the lines to the boulder "area" if it warrants it. If there is only one line, then you can just describe the problem in the "area" description. And please add the areas in the correct field per the map on the front page! Make sure to post a picture, a location as well as you can, and if possible, please use the MP topo program to note the specific line on the boulder. Thanks and keep sending!!