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Drilling Fields - Lost World Rock Climbing 

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On the east side of the Drilling Fields is a quiet spot with great views across the Circle Creek Drainage. The approach is just long enough to keep out the rif raf, with a nice flat slab in an alcove for kicking back in.

It can make for a very pleasant outing in the afternoon to beat the crowds and the sun. The rock does not see much traffic, and is gritty with bands of moss at the top, but if friction is your thing, it is worth a look.

Getting There 

Approach as for the drilling Fields: Past Morning Glory Spire and down past the trail to Redtail. Continue on past the Drilling Fields West side, following the trail, then cairns up onto the rock and past a quick 4th class move. More cairns lead down and to the left, meandering up and around to the alcove and the climbing. ABove the alcove are two climbs, and further to the North are two more friction routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Drilling Fields - Lost World

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Drilling Fields - Lost World:
There's Friction Afoot   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking across from the approach
Looking across from the approach
Rock Climbing Photo: The Lost World
The Lost World
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach to the Lost World
On the approach to the Lost World
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking south
Looking south

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