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Lost World Butte Area

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Cenotaph Spire 
Grim Reaper, The 
Lost World Butte 
Tombstone 
unnamed little tower 

Lost World Butte Area  


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Location: 38.7052, -109.9311 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: USBRIT on Feb 13, 2003
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Looking NW from the rock causeway that leads north...

Description 

The Lost World Butte and the Tombstone have about 18 multipitch trad routes both aid and free.

Getting There 

Located off Spring Canyon Point Rd, about 30 minutes drive from Moab. Drive 8.5 miles up Rt 313 (Island in the Sky Road) to a road on the right between mile markers 14 and 15. At 1.5 miles take a right on Dudblinky Well and Spring Canyon Bottom Road. Follow for about 6 miles to just before the windmill on the right, and take the road left and pass the Tombstone formation. Take the first right after the Tombstone, and then the second right to a parking area on a flat rock at the end of road, about a quarter mile from the Butte.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.9 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lost World Butte Area:
Pearly Gates   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a C1     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'   Lost World Butte
Family Plot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 340'   Tombstone
Rigor Mortis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 340'   Tombstone
The Road Not Taken   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Lost World Butte
The Epitaph   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   Tombstone
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Featured Route For Lost World Butte Area
The Road Not Taken.   Last Pitch

The Road Not Taken 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Moab Area : ... : Lost World Butte
The Road Not Taken III 5.10. AS one reaches the Butte in front of the parking area the route takes a system of ramps on the east face. The 1st pitch takes a break in the lower wall, directly below the large spikey blocks midway on the upper ramp. P1: Traverse right across a flake to a short hand crack to the rocky ledge and block belay 60'. Move belay about 300'left along the ledge to the start of the massive right-diagonaling ramp. Double bolt belay.P2: Follow ramp, at ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Lost World Butte Area Slideshow Add Photo
The Lost World Camp
The Lost World Camp
The La Sal mountains from below the Tombstone.
The La Sal mountains from below the Tombstone.

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 12, 2003
Entrada?
By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 16, 2003
Definitely Entrada - some is really good, and some is horrifying. Exercise care...
By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
Sep 27, 2003
To Andrew . You picked about the worst section of rock in that area re pitch two Cenotaph Spire.. The other routes in the area are not quite as scarey!!
By ljh
Apr 4, 2011
Could (have?) any of the c1 routes been freed?
By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
May 4, 2011
I have not heard of any C1 being freed . I guess Family Plot might ? Coffin Doger , and maybe some of Lost World would go all free ?