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Routes in Lost Highway Area

Avalon World AKA Chong's Biway S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cheech and Choss S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Choss Boss T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R
Cross Your Mind S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Heavy Duty AKA Moss Highway T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lost Highway S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lost Your Mind TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Orgasmatron S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sleepwalkin' S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Sweeping Beauty S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Wizard of Moss , The S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 7,424 ft
GPS: 39.997, -105.417 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac


The Lost Highway area is on the far right side of Sleeping Beauty. It is isolated from the rest of the rock and has a more remote feel.


A. Heavy Duty AKA Moss Highway , 10, 1p, 120', gear.
above A. Sweeping Beauty , 12-, 1p, 90', bolts.
BA. The Wizard of Moss , 10-, 1p, 120', bolts.
C. Sleepwalkin', 11-, 1p, bolts.
D. Lost Your Mind, 11-, 1p, TR.
E. Cross Your Mind, 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
F. Orgasmatron, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
G. Lost Highway, 10, 3p, 200', bolts.
HG. Avalon World AKA Chong's Biway , 11, 1p, bolts.
I. Cheech and Choss, 10+, 1p, bolts.
above I into P2 of I. 7 R, 1p, gear.
above I. Choss Boss , 8- R, 1p, 70', gear.
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Getting There

Approach: See Mystic Mile for how to get to Ledge 2. Walk right on Ledge 2 past Mystic Mile. Rack up and leave your packs at either the second-to-last large tree (Eight Miles High) or at the last large tree (Arcanum). You will be rappelling down right of Arcanum. Walk further right to where the ledge ends, then scramble about 20 feet to the top of a pillar. The rappel bolts are just right of the pillar on a small ledge. A single-rope rappel brings you to a nice large grassy ledge with trees. You could, if necessary, rap from trees from here to the approach trail. The climbs begin near the right edge of the ledge.


Per tbol: rapping off the trees to escape is no longer necessary if you have a 70 meter rope. We added an anchor to avoid that, and a 35 meter rap will make it back down to the trail if you stay left at the bottom.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Highway Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lost Highway
Sport 3 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Cross Your Mind
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Sweeping Beauty
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lost Highway 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Cross Your Mind 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Sweeping Beauty 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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Front Range, CO.
tbol   Front Range, CO.
Please use care to stay on the little trail we made at the bottom of the cliff. We tried to preserve the plant life on this nice ledge. All of the moss we pulled off of the new routes was replanted just below the trail and is currently sprouting! Please respect the area (and all climbing areas for that matter). Be a good steward. Thank you! Jul 18, 2017
Front Range, CO.
tbol   Front Range, CO.
Since I have been back a a bunch, you can actually do the rap off of the Lost Highway ledge with a 60m rope just fine. We have been working on a bit of trail up to an intermediate ledge so that a 70m rope and potentially less than desirable pull can be avoided. Nov 15, 2016
Front Range, CO.
tbol   Front Range, CO.
Ryan Willard and I added a stainless rap anchor with rings that allows you to rap off of the Lost Highway ledge. Please be aware, YOU NEED A 70m ROPE TO RAP, or two ropes. I may add another anchor later for two shorter raps. If you use a 70 meter rope, tie knots in the end and stay to the climber's left near the bottom. You can just reach the trail this way. A gentle pull worked like butter for me, and the rope came down fine without a hitch. Nov 9, 2015

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