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Routes in Lost Orbit Rock - West Face

Bear Elegance T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bear Essence T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bear Pause T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bear Stroll T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bear's Choice T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Benevolent Bruin T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chiller T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cruise Control T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Gravity Kills S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Henry's M.F. TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
La Paws T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lost my Nut T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Pablo Cruise TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ursa Major S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Chris Miller and Dave Masuo, 1990
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Sep 2, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start as for Bear Essence, at the squeeze chimney formed by the main wall and the boulder in front. Work up across the first right-slanting crack to a nice ledge/ramp. From here the two climbs part company. Follow this second right-slanting crack through a little exposure and a few nice jams. Finish in the notch above and use the 2 bolt anchor for Ursa Major. Fun lead for the aspiring trad climber and fairly easy for the grade. Rappel to descend.


Gear to 3" bolted anchor


I didn't clip the bolt for this climb. I put a BD .4 down low right after stemming, though. I also put in a blue .2 in the flaring section and a 2 when the Jams were more established near the top. I tend to put in a little bit more pro than that but put in pieces every place I could. Oct 2, 2017
Costa Mesa, CA
Howard   Costa Mesa, CA
There's a bolt to clip with a runner down reasonably low. May 19, 2014
Ian McG  
Fun climb, but it doesn't really take any gear until you get established in the crack about 3/4 of the way up. Aug 6, 2012