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Routes in Lost Orbit Rock - East Face

Angry Inch, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Call Me Ishmael T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Steve Shobe & Chris Miller, July 1992, Extension: Chris Miller, July 2001
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Shared By: C Miller on Apr 5, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Start 8' left of Lost Orbit at the base of an attractive orange-colored face. Preclip the first bolt and then bust a crimpy crux right off the deck to gain a good edge at the second bolt. After clipping the 2nd bolt start heading up and left on steep but positive incut plates to the fifth bolt where the plates suddenly run-out for your hands. The next bit is balancy and delicate as you get stood up on the highest plate while palming the features and then make a final highstep/mantle to a sloping ramp with anchors.

Originally climbed to just below the 5th bolt, the anchors were later pulled and the climb extended to it's logical finish, adding another crux to this quality route. Powerful and physical down low but subtle and technical up high, this climb has something for everyone.

Protection

6 bolts, chain anchors

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ACassebeer
Mojave, CA
 
ACassebeer   Mojave, CA
 
Best hard route at Holcomb in my opinion. Really cool holds and pumpy! Sep 12, 2016
Coon  
I've climbed at HVP a lot and have to say the orange plates on this face are the best holds and sequences around. Sep 11, 2016