Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Bob Horan
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Shared By: Taylor Roy on Nov 15, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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New Horizon is everything a sport climb should be- beautiful, natural, aesthetic, and challenging. Slap the arete and hug the crack past fairly positive, yet widely spaced holds until it is no longer possible to span between the two features. At this point commit to the arete, lieback past the last bolt, and then traverse left to the anchors.


This is the obvious arete on the left side of the Riverwall. Scramble up a slightly loose, scary ramp to reach the base of this climb.


Five quickdraws plus one for the extremely large eye bolt at the anchor. A 50 meter rope will easily get you back down.


Ben Randolph
Boulder, CO
Ben Randolph   Boulder, CO
Thanks for posting this route, Taylor. This climbs a lot like the upper section of Animal Instinct in the Boulder Canyon, only on the opposite side. The only differences are that it's steeper, more technical, more powerful, and more precise. Good luck. Nov 16, 2006
Jonathan Siegrist
his truck
Jonathan Siegrist   his truck
Whoa.. Amazing route. Make sure to get your beta perfect and hold on tight (but not too tight) for the fourth clip. Climb this route. Apr 30, 2008
half-pad-mini-jug   crauschville
Amazing!!! Get your beta right tho.... Apr 13, 2010
D@n Morta
Boulder, CO
D@n Morta   Boulder, CO
Anyone know the grade for Lost Horizon? Mar 6, 2011
Hank Caylor
Glenwood Springs, CO
Hank Caylor   Glenwood Springs, CO  
Pretty sure Candelaria called Lost Horizons 14a. Mar 7, 2011
D@n Morta
Boulder, CO
D@n Morta   Boulder, CO
Dang... while relentlessly dogging my way up NH, I think I managed to grope pretty much the entire first 20 feet of LH and thought 'hey... this thing might go...' but now... not so much. Mar 7, 2011
Ken Cangi
Eldorado Springs, CO
Ken Cangi   Eldorado Springs, CO
Awkward movement. Nice position. Jan 14, 2013
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
Curt MacNeill   Boulder, CO
A good route but a bit awkward and could be longer. Not as fun as it's neighbor up the hillside.... Dec 4, 2015
Cool route, clipping the 4th bolt takes a little practice though. Mar 17, 2018