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Routes in Lost Angel

5.9 Crack (Light of Day?) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
AAArete S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Archangel S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Autumn S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Awakenings S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Be Here Now T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Boy's World T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Caterer, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
China Doll T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3
China Doll (P1-2, free) T,S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Crazy Wisdom T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Digital Dilemma (a.k.a. Johnny and Stella's route) S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Disneyland S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Divination S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Divination Direct S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Drop Zone S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dynamometer S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dyno ArĂȘte S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Earth Voyage S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Freedom S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fright Grooves T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Host, The S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Hunky Monkey S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Interzone T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Jungle Blues From Jupiter T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Killing in the Name T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Knowoneness T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Life on Mars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Long Dong Dihedral T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Long Dong with Zentropa Finish T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Lost in Tradslation T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Naked Lunch S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Night Grooves S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Outta This World T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Podophobia S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Primal Cinema S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rage Against The Machine T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Raise the Titanic S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rock Odyssey S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rush S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Shape Shifters T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shunyata T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Signs of Life S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Spiders From Mars T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Standard Route S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Strange Cargo S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Take the Power Back T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Technical Remote Viewing S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Time Traveler T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vaino Step, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Variation to Hunky Monkey (last 2 pitches of Only a Dreamer?) S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Weenie Roast T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wide Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Zentropa T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, Sport, 3 pitches
FA: Richard Rossiter & Gail Effron, 1997.
Page Views: 1,459 total · 7/month
Shared By: Chris Cavallaro on Sep 18, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Begin about 200 feet down and left from the high point of the approach ramp.

P1. Start at a bolt or climb a hand crack ten feet to the right. Gain a finger crack that leads to a short headwall with three bolts (crux). On the last bolt, place a long sling, climb up and right along a ramp and gain a two-bolt anchor.

P2. Climb the second pitch of Long Dong Dihedral (to the left) and belay at a two-bolt anchor after 50 feet.

P3. Follow seven bolts and a finger crack (Stoppers) up through the middle of the NW face of the south tower. (10c 80 ft.) The bolt on the summit is bent so you'll need a few pieces to anchor on the summit.

The first pitch provides 5.9 trad, and great 5.11 sport. The last provides solid 5.10 moves with great exposure.

Protection

Small-medium cams and stoppers.

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A fairly large hand and foothold broke off the crux in the summer of 2002, making it quite a bit harder than 11a. Mar 9, 2003
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
5.11d
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
5.11d
The "11a" Zentropa was to be our easier end of day climb. That was not to be. After many hangs, I aided it. I should have checked out this site before going there, but I didn't know we were going to Dream Canyon. But I was redeemed when I got home and learned that a hold had broken off. The broken hold appears to have been left of the third bolt. The climbing to where the hold once was feels like 11a or so, strenuous on the fingers. Clipping the third bolt will be very strenuous on the fingers (I clipped it on aid). At that point feet more or less run out, and the handholds get worse. I was able to slap left around the arete, but there's nothing there--smooth and round. Looks like you need very strong fingers or very good footwork, preferably both. There is a 4th bolt just left of the arete not mentioned above or in Rossiter. This bolt seems useless except to aid around onto the slab (and then it's very useful!).

Unfortunately, with the key hold now gone, the quality of the route is diminished. The rock is still as good as before (better now that the apparently fragile hold is gone), but the route is very inconsistent in difficulty now.

I'm calling this 11d, but it may be harder. It is way harder than The Deep (11c) which I got clean earlier in the day, and way harder than Sargasso Sea (11c/d/12a), which I got with a few hangs last year. But it's also a different kind of climbing. Crimpy and steep rather than technical slab moves.

Note that above the crux it is a long but easy (5.4?) runout on a slab to the anchors. Maybe 30'. If you move left on the slab it's really pretty easy, and gets easier and more positive the higher you go. Sep 8, 2004
brent pohlmann
San Francisco, CA
brent pohlmann   San Francisco, CA
Does anyone know what the route with red hangers about 15-20 feet right of zentropa is called and rated?looks nice but didn't do it. Oct 25, 2004
Wow! The last pitch of Zentropa is amazing. It is now one of my favorite pitches in Dream Canyon. We linked the climb "unknown w/ red hangers" to Zentropa for an excellent 3-pitch tour up the South Tower of Lost Angel. Not to be missed. Nov 10, 2004
I set up this really nice route with Gail Effron during the summer of 1997. The final moves at the top of the first pitch were very difficult BEFORE a hold broke off. 5.11a was a sandbag in the first place. The route to the right of this with red hangers was called Diabloque. See Rock Climbing Boulder Canyon, A Falcon Guide, 1999. I placed the bolts, but I thought the whole thing was weird and lacked continuity, so I never went back to redpoint it. I probably should have just stuck with it. It's all great rock over there. May 7, 2007
Gold Plated Rocket Pony   Boulder, CO
I thought P3 was rather stiff for 10c. Jul 4, 2008
David Hous
Boulder, Colorado
 
David Hous   Boulder, Colorado
 
Has anyone freed the first pitch since the hold broke? I could not make that final move on toprope today. Loved the last pitch. In addition to the runout on P1 after the crux, the second pitch is also run out after the 5.8 move but also on easy terrain. Jul 2, 2017

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