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Routes in Tralfamadore Wall
|Type:||Trad, 130 ft|
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|Shared By:||Darren Mabe on Oct 13, 2014|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionNamed after my current favorite beer at the local Mother Road Brewery, Lost Highway imperial black IPA. Much like stretches of Route 66 of which this beer is dedicated to, how did a route this good get lost in time?
While borrowing about 15ft of hand crack from its neighbor, Beautiful Day, Lost Highway climbs on and near the striking arete feature finishing with a steep and exposed headwall.
Begin with a bouldery start on a flake above a nice belay ledge followed by splitter fingers with jugs (dreamy) to connect with the arete. Stay on the arete for a few more moves and up to a horizontal and step over to the left-facing dihedral handcrack of BD . Take a #3 Cam for a cruise with a double-length runner (5.8) and up to a roof. Beautiful Day escapes right. Lost Highway makes an airy step around the arete (5.10) to join the pumpy headwall. Use caution around some chockstones, that can mostly be avoided with face holds. Finish with a rather splitter crack to the rim.
Destined to be a mega-classic for the grade and area.