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Routes in Lost Orbit Rock - East Face

Angry Inch, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Call Me Ishmael T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Exit Planet Dust TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Grin and Bear It T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hannibal Lefter T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hubble S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Longest Yard, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lost Highway S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lost Orbit S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Love at First Bight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lunar Eclipse S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nowhere To Go But Down S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Real Men of Genius S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Road Crew S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Silly Millimeter S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slacker S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sloping Beauty S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stand Up Comedy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
You Know What I'm Going To Do To You? T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Chuck Scott, Chris Miller, Loren Scott & Pete Paredes, August 2003
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 30, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A short, grainy left-facing corner leads to a ledge below a smooth green face. Clip a high bolt and make a fingery traverse left with technical footwork to a good edge and a break below a small roof. Undercling out right and weave your way along the upper face on sloping ledges.

Enjoyable moves on this varied and technical outing.


Just right of Slacker and 25' left of Nowhere To Go But Down is this climb up a smooth face with a greenish tinge.


6 bolts, chain anchors


susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
Good hands and "marginal feet" - that sums it up. If you can read the rock (unlike I did) you'll float this lower section. Jun 30, 2008
Reno, NV
Ancent   Reno, NV
That finger traverse is tricky and harder than the rating suggests. Luckily the bolt is at your waist so it's easy to just "go for it." Totally worth it. May 28, 2016
Middle of the climb turns into glass. Solid cracks for hands but foot holds disappear entirely. Looks like there's been some chipped flakes, making the crux incredibly difficult. I'd bump this up to a 10c rating. Jul 10, 2017
Cody Kaemmerlen
Encinitas, CA
Cody Kaemmerlen   Encinitas, CA
They’re sparse, but there are some solid feet though the facey crux that make it super enjoyable. Not instantly evident, but they end up making sense. Aggressive shoes (evolv aggros) helped the footholds come to life. May 20, 2018
Costa Mesa, CA
Howard   Costa Mesa, CA
Not sure if (and how) I missed something, but the only sequence feasible I could find for me was to start with hands on the U shaped obvious edge and then make a very high step up before straining and then some to my full extension to the ledge next to bolt. Any other ways? Jul 24, 2018

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