Elevation: 2,236 ft
GPS: 43.27, -74.518 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: James Otey on Sep 26, 2010
Admins: Jim Lawyer

Description

Lost Hunters Cliff is located on Sherman Mountain, accessed using the same trail as McMartin and Lost T. The Main Cliff is west-facing, steep and sheer with a couple crack lines and face climbs in between. Left of this is a broad gully (used to access the top), and left of this is the southwest-facing Mountain Bruin Wall with a couple of prominent aretes. Further left about 300' is the southwest-facing Corkscrew Buttress.

The Main Face is a real gem, with some of the best-of-class climbs, including Elusive Trophy (one of the best 5.13s in the park), and the trad testpiece Inner Sanctum. Newer climbs include Just Another Pretty Face and Life of Try. The two main cracks are Father Knows Best and Lost Hunters Crack.

Lost Hunters Cliff

The Main Face can be compared to the Spider's Web in terms of sheerness and slightly-more-than-vertical angle. Like the Web, there are some cracks; unlike the web, there are some stellar, pure face climbs. Another good comparison is Chatiemac Cliff, another cliff with a concentration of difficult, high-quality routes.

Getting There

Park as for Lost T, and hike the trail past Chub Lake as you would for Lost T.

From Gary's PDF guide for Lost T

Just after crossing a stream, there is a fork in the trail: right leads to Lost T, and left leads to McMartin and Lost Hunters. Go left and follow this up and down to reach the beaver ponds. Cross two streams in succession (the outlets from the beaver ponds). After the second stream, there is another fork: straight to McMartin, right to Lost Hunters. Go right parallel to the beaver ponds to their far end. Here, swing uphill and follow a drainage uphill. When the angle eases, cross the stream, then continue uphill to where you see some cliffs on the right. After the last cliff, go sharp right through a notch (fixed static cord) to a wooded plateau above these small cliffs. The Main Cliff looms directly in front of you. Awesome!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Hunters

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Sitting Duck
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
The Weasel Climb
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Mountain Bruin
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Father Knows Best
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Life of Try
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Terapia
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Buck Fever
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
Elusive Trophy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sitting Duck
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Weasel Climb
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mountain Bruin
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Father Knows Best
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Life of Try
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Terapia
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Buck Fever
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Elusive Trophy
 3
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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