Avg: 3.5 from 80 votes
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|Shared By:||Andy Kowalski on Nov 7, 2004|
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Lost Face is a very sweet climb. It was actually one of my first climbs at the Lake. The approach is a bit tricky. I never found a way to hike to it, we always had to rap down. It's a fun 5.6, not to mention it's the longest climb on the West Bluff. It's a great lead, with not a bad overhang for the crux. You won't need any large gear...Tri-cams and Hexes work the best for me. When leading there is a great ledge to sit on and anchor off. The ledge is above all the trees and it has to be one of the best views at the park. Climb it in the morning. When the sun is rising it paints the Lake in this awesome glow, plus you get to see a ton of hawks flying just above your head...Well worth the early wake up. I want to try this variation. First top rope the climb at the ledge that I mentioned earlier, or lead it. Start the climb over to the right at this thin crack that shoots strait up. Then you hit the crux traverse over to the left to the overhang and continue up to the ledge. The crack to the right is listed as a 5.7 and the overhang is a 5.8. I didn't get to climb it this last time so do tell me how it turns out. This is a great spot to get you acclimated to the area, which sees little crowding.