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Lost Orbit Rock - East Face
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Lost Orbit 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 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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Description 

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.

Location 

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

Protection 

6 bolts, chain anchors


Photos of Lost Orbit Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Susan drifting upwards into Lost Orbit (5.10b), Ho...
Susan drifting upwards into Lost Orbit (5.10b), Ho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Angelina on the fun finishing moves of Lost Orbit.
Angelina on the fun finishing moves of Lost Orbit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Johann working the lower crux.
Johann working the lower crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face (detail) with (l-r) Lo...
BETA PHOTO: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face (detail) with (l-r) Lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: about 1/2 way up Lost Orbit
about 1/2 way up Lost Orbit

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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- 19 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 20 E2 5b

Hell of a first clip!
By C Miller
Administrator
Oct 26, 2011

The clip isn't too bad if you boulder up high and clip at your waist.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 2, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I loosely remembered a bouldery start on this route but had completely forgotten how good it is. This is a goodie, try it!
By Ancent
May 28, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Once you're past the bouldery start it's great edge/patina climbing with fun movement. Really fun!
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
Jul 22, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I did it on top rope since I wasn't feeling up to leading it and was damn impressed about the difficulty of this route. I lead coyotes in the hen house (5.10d) on claim jumper the week prior and I think this route is harder than that one is. Fantastic climb

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