Lost Hunters Rock Climbing
Wise Moon on Elusive Trophy
From Gary Thomann:
The Lost Hunters cliff was originally discovered (for rock climbing) around 1994 by Fred Abbuhl and his dad on a hunting trip. Several climbs were put in, mostly very difficult, 5.12 to 5.13. Bill Griffith took an interest in the cliff in late 2008 and in 2009 dragged several of us in there to help build some more climbs.
The main cliff at Lost Hunter is kind of strange; you can stand right below it and not be able to see it at all. You have to walk up a small slot to get to the cliff base. When you get there it is impressive, overhanging and scary.
The new climbs are mostly north of the main cliff; go to the base of the main cliff and then work your way north. The problem at Lost Hunter is that the climbs are so difficult, and this is a problem with many of the newer climbs also; they are 5.11 and 5.12. If you have more moderate skill and walk in be sure to try The Weasel Climb 5.9. It includes friction climbing, underclings, a roof, big jugs and an arete all wrapped into one pitch. A picture is of The Weasel Climb is shown to the right. Terapia, a difficult to lead bolted 5.12 arete climb is shown in a photo on the home page.
It takes about an hour to walk to Lost Hunters; a path has been developed and flagged. More climbs are possible.
See Map on Arietta homepage
Climbing Season For the Southern Mountains area.
Weather station 12.4 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Hunters
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Featured Route For Lost Hunters
Father Knows Best 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b NY
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Climb the flared chimney to a small roof. Pull the roof, then follow the sinuous, pumpy hand and finger crack. Work through a short face section and head straight up the somewhat wider crack above. Near to top, break right on good, but potentially seeping holds to a chain anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in NY
Elusive Trophy, WiseOldMoon taking the rest
By Kevin Johnson
Jun 11, 2016
This fantastic cliff is steep and impressive. The main face has a high concentration of 5.12 rock climbs, including several incredible cracks and bolted lines. Thanks to Fred and those who took the time to develop this cliff. It is well worth the hike. Bring a map and compass and make sure to follow the drainage described in the ADK guide book. There are a lot of blow downs and the approach trail may take some patience in finding the new (orange) and old (pink) flagging tape.