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Lost Highway Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.9969, -105.41707 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006  with updates from tbol
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BETA PHOTO: Sleeping Beautry, Main Wall center.

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The Lost Highway area is on the far right side of Sleeping Beauty. It is isolated from the rest of the rock and has a more remote feel.


A. [[112154263], 12-, 1p, 60', bolts.
B. Orgasmatron, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
C. Lost Highway, 10, 3p, 200', bolts.

Getting There 

Approach: See Mystic Mile for how to get to Ledge 2. Walk right on Ledge 2 past Mystic Mile. Rack up and leave your packs at either the second-to-last large tree (Eight Miles High) or at the last large tree (Arcanum). You will be rappelling down right of Arcanum. Walk further right to where the ledge ends, then scramble about 20 feet to the top of a pillar. The rappel bolts are just right of the pillar on a small ledge. A single-rope rappel brings you to a nice large grassy ledge with trees. You could, if necessary, rap from trees from here to the approach trail. The climbs begin near the right edge of the ledge.


Per tbol: rapping off the trees to escape is no longer necessary if you have a 70 meter rope. We added an anchor to avoid that, and a 35 meter rap will make it back down to the trail if you stay left at the bottom.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Highway Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Highway Area:
Lost Highway   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 200'   
Cross Your Mind   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Lost Highway Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Bol on an early attempt of Cross Your Mind af...

Cross Your Mind 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Lost Highway Area
This is a needle in a haystack! A diamond in the rough.Begin just left of Lost Highway. Climb moderate ground for a few clips. A nice rest leads into the crux. Decipher a clean and fun V4ish boulder problem to more interesting 5.9 moves. This is a short route, but it is certainly worthwhile if you're in the area.Ryan and I spotted the route last winter and bolted it in cold conditions. The fall weather was great for the first redpoints by Trevor and me. The route...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Highway in red. Orgasmatron is the white and ...
Lost Highway in red. Orgasmatron is the white and ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Yvonne D'Andrea rappelling to the big terrace belo...
Yvonne D'Andrea rappelling to the big terrace belo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd searching for the Lost Highway after an early...
Todd searching for the Lost Highway after an early...

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By tbol
From: Front Range, CO.
Nov 9, 2015
Ryan Willard and I added a stainless rap anchor with rings that allows you to rap off of the Lost Highway ledge. Please be aware, YOU NEED A 70m ROPE TO RAP, or two ropes. I may add another anchor later for two shorter raps. If you use a 70 meter rope, tie knots in the end and stay to the climber's left near the bottom. You can just reach the trail this way. A gentle pull worked like butter for me, and the rope came down fine without a hitch.
By tbol
From: Front Range, CO.
Nov 15, 2016
Since I have been back a a bunch, you can actually do the rap off of the Lost Highway ledge with a 60m rope just fine. We have been working on a bit of trail up to an intermediate ledge so that a 70m rope and potentially less than desirable pull can be avoided.

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