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Lost and Found 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 290'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ken Pitts, Karl Lail 1994
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Sep 19, 2007

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  • Description 

    Interesting route with an adventurous feel. The first pitch is something of a change from the typical Shortoff "steep pulls".
    p1: Climb a waterstreak with three bolts and some gear to a stance near or in the large chimney to your left. 5.9, 100'
    p2: Shull and Lambert's book says to "move right" to a "steep, bucket-infested wall". We did this, but maybe we didn't move far enough right. And while the wall was certainly bucket-infested, it was also lichen-infested. Good gear and climbing nonetheless. Belay when the terrain becomes ledgy enough to provide a comfortable stance. 5.9, 140'
    p3: Continue up to the top over easy terrain. 5.6, 50'

    Location 

    Continue walking left past White Russians. You will pass a steep, intimidating wall with some interesting aid lines/hard free routes. Lost and Found is just around the corner from these, located just right of a large chimney/corner.

    Protection 

    Standard Shortoff rack with emphasis on small-medium cams.


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    By Jim Lawyer
    Administrator
    Apr 28, 2011

    Pitch two is an exercise in climbing lichen-encrusted jugs. Still fun, though.
    By TomCaldwell
    From: Clemson, S.C.
    Oct 10, 2011

    Felt like both pitches were softer than the 5.9 rating. P2 was very easy slab with buckets. I was hoping it would be steeper. P2 I didn't find as much lichen as others, but I stayed slightly right on the part of the face that looked the cleanest. Maybe this made P2 easier, but there was a few very easy roof pulls.
    By Austin Howell
    From: Atlanta, Georgia
    Apr 8, 2017

    I realize this is North Carolina, but this is hardly a "sport" route. It has three bolts. I just encountered climbers from Florida who intended to drive up and hop on this thing because they thought they had finally found some sport multipitch. Might want to change the description lest we lead someone into a bad time

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