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Routes in Drilling Fields - Lost World

City Slicker S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Contra Friction S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
End Game S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Last of the Lost S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lost Soles S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Science Friction S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
There's Friction Afoot S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Time After Time S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Tourist Season S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
True Spirit S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Truth is Stranger than Friction S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Yankee Clipper S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

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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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

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