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Lost and Found 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Ants Leemets and Elmer Skahan 1965
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Submitted By: Anthony Baraff on Sep 27, 2009

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Jean heading up to the crux on Lost & Found. The c...


From Ivan Rezucha: Annie O'Neill and I named this climb. We did what we thought was the FA (other than for a pesky fixed pin) back in the 80s. Because of the pin, we named it "Lost and Found". It was done (apparently by Ants Leemets), then lost, then found again (by us).


My main reason for posting this route is that I've found myself standing below it on two separate occasions when I was looking for Last Will be First.

The first time I climbed it, and only realized I was on something else 20 feet or so above the first roof. The second time, two other people who had previously climbed Last Will be First looked up and agreed we were at the start -- fortunately, I realized we were below Lost and Found and moved us right, finally getting a chance to lead Last Will be First.

P1: Climb the 4-foot-high left-facing corner and crack, aiming for the right side of a 15-foot-long overhang. Step up and right around the overhang before traversing back left 10 feet or so. Climb straight up the face through a bulging section to the GT Ledge and an oak tree belay/rap station. 5.6 PG, 150 feet.


Located between Unholy Wick (35 feet to the left) and The Last Will be First (20 feet to the right).


Standard Gunks rack, good gear G/PG all the way

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From: Boston, MA
Nov 28, 2011

My older version of the Todd Swain book lists this climb at 5.8 pg. Definitely a runout at the bottom. Fun route but fair warning I would lean towards calling this hard 5.7 at best with a spicy runout down low.
By Amy R Wilson
May 5, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

This is very runout on thin moves until just below the roof. I'd say 5.7 until the first tree, and then 5.4 to the oak tree. And, oh, so dirty.
By JeanGClimbs
From: Reading, VT
Apr 15, 2013

I agree this is tougher than 5.6 as I climbed it right after climbing Last Will Be First which is a solid 6. The crux is relatively low and can be protected albeit with very small gear. It took me a long time to figure out the move, which could probably be done in a variety of ways, depending on what you decide to use for feet (essentially extremely thin.) I would not say this route is dirty, although I only climbed to the rap anchors at about 70 or 80 feet - the rest of the way to the GT ledge looked dirty and unappealing. Worth doing I think if you are in the area and like thin face climbing.
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 18, 2013

Annie O'Neill and I named this climb. We did what we thought was the FA (other than for a pesky fixed pin) back in the 80s. Because of the pin, we named it "Lost and Found". It was done (apparently by Ants Leemets), then lost, then found again (by us).
By BrianRH
From: Jersey City, NJ
Jun 8, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The variation that goes straight up towards the bolts after the first roof (skipping the leftward travese in the beta photo) is probably 5.8 or so. Nice climb.
By Gunkiemike
Oct 27, 2015

I climbed this today and really enjoyed the challenge (!) of getting gear in the lower section. I know I tried to climb the pitch several years ago by going straight up the thin seams that are directly above as you exit the overhang. I don't remember exactly what happened on that earlier attempt except that I DID NOT LIKE the moves up the seam. So heed the book and traverse left along the overhang (or take V1).
By cliffmama
Nov 10, 2016

Just climbed this one, quite enjoyable. I didn't find the lower section runout and was able to place 3 pieces before the small roof. Used lots of small to medium sized cams and no nuts (all under .75 camelot) for the whole pitch. Of course, YMMV. Nice to finish on P2 of The Last Will Be First.
By Rob D.
From: Brooklyn, NY
6 days ago

If you go straight up through the seem at the roof instead of walking across to the left it is a handful of thoughtful and well protected 5.9 moves to the bolts. Unfortunately this set of bolts is often filled with rappel parties.

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