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Shared By: John Bradford on Jun 20, 2008 with updates from S Anderson
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Description

On the east side of the Drilling Fields is a quiet spot with great views across the Circle Creek Drainage. The approach is just long enough to keep out the rif raf, with a nice flat slab in an alcove for kicking back in.

It can make for a very pleasant outing in the afternoon to beat the crowds and the sun. The rock does not see much traffic, and is gritty with bands of moss at the top, but if friction is your thing, it is worth a look.

Getting There

Approach as for the drilling Fields: Past Morning Glory Spire and down past the trail to Redtail. Continue on past the Drilling Fields West side, following the trail, then cairns up onto the rock and past a quick 4th class move. More cairns lead down and to the left, meandering up and around to the alcove and the climbing. ABove the alcove are two climbs, and further to the North are two more friction routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Drilling Fields - Lost World

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
True Spirit
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 20
Contra Friction
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Last of the Lost
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
There's Friction Afoot
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Science Friction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
True Spirit
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Contra Friction
 20
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Last of the Lost
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
There's Friction Afoot
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Science Friction
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Mike Silver
Idaho Falls, ID
Mike Silver   Idaho Falls, ID
All of the bolts here are painted flat tan and quite hard to see from the ground. The topo in the latest guidebook will help quit a bit with route finding. Oct 21, 2017
beck will
Somewhere in Utah
beck will   Somewhere in Utah
This is a nice area with several well-bolted easier climbs, a little off the beaten path, but not too far. It was in the sun until late afternoon, with a nice area for sitting and hanging out. I agree that the camouflaged bolts were hard to find - even when you were right on top of them. Aug 25, 2018