Elevation: 9,789 ft
GPS: 37.86, -119.421 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Greg Barnes on Dec 21, 2010
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
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Description

The well-named wall behind the right end of the Nazgul Wall.

With some newer routes, and only text descriptions in the Reid/Falkenstein guide, we thought we should describe the existing routes. Most of the newer routes are well-protected for Tuolumne, which means somewhat run out compared to most places.

Many of the routes are under a large square-cut roof (about 120' up) on the left side of the wall. To the left of this is a big stretch of wall with only one route, The Incredible Hulk, which is an old Bartlett/Bengston/Gerberding route which goes who knows where (the guide description doesn't match the rock too well...).

The square-cut roof dissolves on the right into overlaps on a headwall. There is a large flat base along most of the wall including the entire steep mid-section of the wall. The best landmarks for the steep mid-section are 1) the big trees on the right (Losing It starts here), 2) the huge tree on the left (Merely Misplaced starts here), and 3) the largest black streak, which is right of a small bushy tree (Where Your Eyes Don't Go). On the right end of this headwall there is a large flat ledge about 30' up, which goes from Runaway to Finders Keepers. It's 3rd class to get to the ledge from the right.

Routes left to right: Incredible Hulk, Merely Misplaced, Not All Who Wander, Lost With a GPS, Armed Knobbery, Lost Cause, Where Your Eyes Don't Go, Working For Peanuts, Losing It, Runaway, Terrorist, Rock Vixen, Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers.

Getting There

Hike up gully right of Drug Dome, or climb anything on Medlicott to the top and hike up and left, or climb Hobbit Book and descend down and right...lots of approaches!

15 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 6
Finders Keepers
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Not All Who Wander
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 5
Armed Knobbery
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Lost Cause
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Finders Keepers
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad
Not All Who Wander
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Armed Knobbery
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Sport
Lost Cause
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
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