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Elevation: 7,400 ft
GPS: 34.30521, -116.87816
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 30, 2006 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The west face of Lost Orbit Rock is somewhat slabby and broken in appearance, but despite that it offers some enjoyable routes, mostly gear protected, in the 5.7-5.10 range.

While not as challenging or high quality as the climbs on the east face, the routes here are fun and provide another option if in the area.

Some of the better routes here include Bear's Choice (5.6), Bear Essence (5.10a) and Ursa Major (5.10c).

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If coming from the north and the vicinty of Coyote Crag hike west past Camp Rock and pick up a well-worn trail that leads south through the woods. When the trail splits head left and continue southeast a short distance until the northwest corner of the formation comes into view. Allow 5-10 for the approach.

From the southern parking area head north along the west face of Parkinglot Rock and then jog slightly northeast along a faint trail which leads to the southern end of the formation near the route Sloping Beauty. Allow 5 minutes for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Orbit Rock - West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 33
Bear's Choice
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 7
Cruise Control
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Bear Essence
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
La Paws
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Ursa Major
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bear's Choice
 33
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Cruise Control
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Bear Essence
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
La Paws
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Ursa Major
 36
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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