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Routes in Drilling Fields - Lost World

City Slicker S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Contra Friction S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
End Game S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Last of the Lost S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lost Soles S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Science Friction S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
There's Friction Afoot S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Time After Time S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Tourist Season S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
True Spirit S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Truth is Stranger than Friction S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Yankee Clipper S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Tvedt, 2004
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Step across the small stream and follow bolts up the low-angle grove. Not hard at all if you trust your feet. The guidebook calls it 5.9 but the 5.8 leader should be able to fake his or her way up. A great route to take a new climber on, and teach them to trust their feet. Cool spot.


At the far right side of the lost world. Right below a cool waterfall (flowing in the spring).


Lots and lots of bolts; nine of 'em plus the chain anchor.


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If you have Dave's 2016 book, bring his anchor marks down about 20 feet. The chains are actually about level with those for City Slicker and Friction Afoot. These chains also had a loose bolt that I tightened (4/29/17). Something is afoot, for sure. Book says there is a second 5.9 trad pitch; Dave's original chain illustration might be part of that. Be careful if you go exploring above the first set of chains! Jul 8, 2017
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
Best bolting of any slabs at the City? The mini dihedral to the left provides a perfect foot to avoid full smears. Calling this a 9 is a stretch compared to other slabs at the grade though... Super fun regardless, and the setting is pretty spectacular when the water is running. Sep 26, 2016
Boise, ID
MJW   Boise, ID

Shelly crankin' away Jul 2, 2016