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Lost in Space 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tom Howard, Jim Downs (1978-79)
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Submitted By: Stephen Felker on Dec 1, 2009  with updates from Curtis Baird

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Lost in Space, taken by Joe

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Pitch 1: Trend up the face, pull the right facing corner, belay.

Pitch 2: Pull the large roof right of the belay (crux); traverse up and right to a small ledge and belay.

Pitch 3: Continue up and right to the top.

Walk off


Starts under a right-facing corner, right of Star Trekin'.


Well protected:

"Protection: This route takes a wide variety of gear.
First Pitch: nuts and small to medium cams
Second Pitch: long sling for the roof, blue tcu,
double BD #.75
Third Pitch: larger cams up to BD #2

Take some long extendable slings.

Due to the nature of the roof move a backpack is not ideal."

Photos of Lost in Space Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the roof.
Pulling the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Unseasonably warm weather made for a perfect Linvi...
Unseasonably warm weather made for a perfect Linvi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Don Garner getting ready for the crux.
Don Garner getting ready for the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Contemplating
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost in Korea...
Lost in Korea...

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By Stephen Felker
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 1, 2009

Beware of the potential for a rope slicing pendulum if the second falls in the crux.
By Keith Leary
Feb 22, 2010

Awesome. It is a three move wonder, but lovely rock and a wonderful location. Great photo op.
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jul 3, 2010

To prevent the pendulum, stand up above the crux, place gear (small) out left directly over the crux piece.
By csproul
From: Davis, CA
Jul 20, 2010

Can be done as one pitch.
By chummer
Aug 22, 2010

Many years ago (1996?) Greg Martin and myself climbed the last pitch straight up from the belay after the roof move rather than following the right angling crack. We called it the "Danger Will Robinson" pitch. Not sure if we did it 1st or not.

The climbing was like 5.9 or 5.10 and an excellent finish for Lost in Space. Steep and pumpy, good gear but maybe a little spaced out. I thought this was way better and longer than the regular finish.
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Mar 14, 2012

Most Radical!! Every pitch is quality climbing with fun moves on quality stone! The second pitch crux (the Roof) is fit for its name, it will have you boggled and lost in space for sure, protects below (decent) and during the middle of the sequence (well, .5-.75BD) so make sure to prepare yourself if you want to stitch it! Last pitch is super fun and exposed as well, easy climbing though. A Must do for the Area! The exposure is Gnarly!!!!
By Neil Rankin
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Aug 17, 2014

If you are worried about the follower it's a good idea to set a belay about 30' past the crux. There's a good stance, and it allows for better communication and visibility, as well as less rope stretch.
By Anne McLaughlin
From: Raleigh, North Carolina
Apr 30, 2016

We started on the cleaner crack system of Star Trekkin' and then moved right to the P1 corner system. Looked more fun (albeit with a real "move") than the unprotectable slab of Lost in Space P1.

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