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Lost Orbit Rock - East Face
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Lost Orbit 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: (TR) Rick Shull and Jim Hammerle, 1990, FL: Chris Miller & Dan Roth, 1991
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 31, 2006
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about 1/2 way up Lost Orbit


A bouldery start on incut plates (crux) leads over a bulge and onto a vertical face with abundant edges. Higher, fun climbing leads up the face to a high-step move on plates and a balancy lieback move up and right to the anchors.

Super fun climbing with great protection make this a highly recommended route of the area.


Located between Lost Highway and Lunar Eclipse, this route climbs the left side of an attractive plated face.


6 bolts, chain anchors

Photos of Lost Orbit Slideshow Add Photo
Susan drifting upwards into Lost Orbit (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Susan drifting upwards into Lost Orbit (5.10b), Ho...
Lost Orbit Rock - East Face (detail) with (l-r) Lost Orbit (5.10c), Lunar Eclipse (5.11a), Love At First Bight (5.8+).
BETA PHOTO: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face (detail) with (l-r) Lo...
Angelina on the fun finishing moves of Lost Orbit.
Angelina on the fun finishing moves of Lost Orbit.
Johann working the lower crux.
Johann working the lower crux.
leading "Lost orbit" <br /> <br />photo by Adam Kimmerly
leading "Lost orbit"

photo by Adam Kimmerly
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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 21, 2008

This climb is soooo much fun! The start yields a puzzle that will be solved according to your height, reach and particular technical strengths. Then lots of vertical movement above the overhanging area with great moves up high!

By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jun 30, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Very fun route with a great bouldery start. A must do for the area.

By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 3, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Hell of a first clip!

By C Miller
Oct 26, 2011

The clip isn't too bad if you boulder up high and clip at your waist.