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Lost Orbit Rock - West Face

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Bear's Choice T 
Benevolent Bruin T 
Chiller T 
Cruise Control T 
Gravity Kills S 
Henry's M.F. TR 
La Paws T 
Lost my Nut T 
Pablo Cruise TR 
Ursa Major S 

Lost Orbit Rock - West Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,400'
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 30, 2006
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Description 

The west face of Lost Orbit Rock is somewhat slabby and broken in appearance, but despite that it offers some enjoyable routes, mostly gear protected, in the 5.7-5.10 range.

While not as challenging or high quality as the climbs on the east face, the routes here are fun and provide another option if in the area.

Some of the better routes here include Bear's Choice (5.6), Bear Essence (5.10a) and Ursa Major (5.10c).

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

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',0],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['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 - West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Orbit Rock - West Face:
Bear's Choice   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Bear Stroll   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Cruise Control (5.10a), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

Cruise Control 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Lost Orbit Rock - West Face
A runout start above an unforgiving landing makes getting to the first bolt an exciting proposition, but once the security of the first bolt is reached the protection is fairly good overall. Once past the crux, between bolts one and two, make a slight runout to a flake/stance and clip one last bolt that protects friction moves to the top.The loose rock that earlier plagued this climb is gone, but it's still a heads up route (a stick clip would eliminate the runout start) with some good slab clim...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Orbit Rock (W Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Lost Orbit Rock (W Face), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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