Elevation: 5,193 ft
GPS: 37.718, -119.609 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: kevin deweese on Aug 28, 2014 with improvements by Brandon Adams
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Obscure aid climbing routes, a modern-era free climb, and a couple burly Gabel free routes.

Between Cathedral Spires and Sentinel Rock, this is the crag you stare at from the east face of El Cap.

NW facing so a great area for spring through fall.

Early season spring runs on upper tier (after first approach pitch for all climbs) at the base of Prowd/Magic and Loss

Getting There

Approach: Park at the turnout on the left side of Southside Drive 0.9 miles from the El Cap crossover, there are two white arrows painted on the road right before this turnout. There are currently cairns marking most of the approach trail from the correct turnout.  Walk towards Lost Brother (visible from the parking area) until you cross the Valley Loop Trail and start to head uphill. Work your way gradually to the right past multiple large boulders until reaching a rocky wash/gully. Follow gully uphill until almost even in elevation with the approach pitch and follow cairns to the left, out of the gully, and to the face.

It is not recommended to approach Lost Brother through the forest directly below the cliff.  As described above, the approach up the gully to the west of Lost Brother is much easier.

45 minutes, 1 hour with loads

4 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Brother

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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
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Wayward Son
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 13 pitches
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