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Lost Orbit Rock - East Face

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Hubble S 
Longest Yard, The S 
Lost Highway S 
Lost Orbit S 
Love at First Bight T 
Lunar Eclipse S 
Nowhere To Go But Down S 
Real Men of Genius S 
Road Crew S 
Silly Millimeter S 
Slacker S 
Sloping Beauty S 
Stand Up Comedy S 
You Know What I'm Going To Do To You? T 

Lost Orbit Rock - East Face Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 30, 2006
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Description 

The east face of Lost Orbit Rock is taller, steeper and less broken in appearances than the west face, and is home to a fun and varied collection of routes from 5.7-5.12a in difficulty. The majority of routes here are sport climbs, but a few quality trad lines do exist.

Routes to do here include Lost Orbit (5.10b), Lunar Eclipse (5.10d), Nowhere To Go But Down (5.11c) and Road Crew (5.12a).

Routes listed from left to right -

These routes start on the south face and wrap around to the left side of the east face:

Grin and Bear It (5.10a)
Sloping Beauty (5.10b)
The Angry Inch (5.10d)
The Longest Yard (5.10a)
Silly Millimeter (5.10b)

About 50' to the right past a broken section of rock you will find:

Call Me Ishmael (5.7)
Stand Up Comedy (5.10c)

Another 100' or so further right past a broken section of rock and a small natural arch are the following routes:

You Know What I'm Going To Do To You? (5.10a)
Road Crew (5.12a)
Lost Highway (5.11a)
Lost Orbit (5.10b)
Lunar Eclipse (5.10d)
Love at First Bight (5.8)
Slacker (5.10c)
Real Men of Genius (5.10a)
Hannibal Lefter (5.7)
Exit Planet Dust (5.10a TR)
Nowhere To Go But Down (5.11c)
Hubble (5.10b)

Getting There 

If coming from the north and the vicinty of Coyote Crag hike west past Camp Rock and pick up a well-worn trail that leads south through the woods. When the trail splits head left and continue southeast a short distance until the northwest corner of the formation comes into view. Allow 5-10 for the approach.

From the southern parking area head north along the west face of Parkinglot Rock and then jog slightly northeast along a faint trail which leads to the southern end of the formation near the route Sloping Beauty. Allow 5 minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season

For the Holcomb Valley Pinnacles area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',11],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Orbit Rock - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Orbit Rock - East Face:
The Longest Yard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Lost Orbit   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Slacker   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lunar Eclipse   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lost Highway   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Nowhere To Go But Down   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Road Crew   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Road Crew 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Lost Orbit Rock - East Face
Start 8' left of Lost Orbit at the base of an attractive orange-colored face. Preclip the first bolt and then bust a crimpy crux right off the deck to gain a good edge at the second bolt. After clipping the 2nd bolt start heading up and left on steep but positive incut plates to the fifth bolt where the plates suddenly run-out for your hands. The next bit is balancy and delicate as you get stood up on the highest plate while palming the features and then make a final highstep/mantle to a slop...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Susan at the anchors on Real Men of Genius (5.10a)...
Rock Climbing Photo: Silly Millimeter (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Silly Millimeter (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: The right side of Lost Orbit's east face.
BETA PHOTO: The right side of Lost Orbit's east face.

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