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Paradise Lost was approved as a new route by the Flatirons Climbing Council and Boulder OSMP in the spring of 2006. It climbs the beautiful South Face of the Red Devil, and starts two switchbacks below Hell Freezes Over. The climbing is steep and juggy on solid rock.
Paradise Lost gets direct midday sun, so is most pleasant in spring and fall. Be aware of poison ivy at the base, which is easily avoided.
Paradise Lost is located above the first switchback on the climbers trail that jogs north just before reaching the Mallory Cave. Use the NCAR parking lot and Mesa Trail access to the Mallory Cave trail for the 45 minute approach.
9 bolts to a two bolt ring anchor. Bring a long sling for the third clip. This climb is rigged for a 60 meter rope.
|Comments on Paradise Lost
May 19, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
A solid 9 with fun moves. This route is a grip of boulder problems hiding in a long sport route.
|By Chris Archer|
Sep 21, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R
Fun climbing and great features, but a fall before bolts 2-6 would be grim!
|By George Bracksieck|
Jun 15, 2012
The anchor bolt with Fixe hanger and ring is loose. Excellent climb, by the way.
|By John Worthen|
Oct 2, 2012
I too noticed that one of the anchor bolts felt a bit loose.