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Lost Piton Rock

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Lost Piton Rock Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,900'
Location: 37.72789, -118.56553 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 3, 2007  with updates from kenr
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Description 

This is a large, south-facing wall with some fun sport routes and incredible views of the nearby White Mountains and surrounding area.

Highlights here include Welcome to Planet M.F. (5.10a) a right-slanting dike to hand crack, Spiders from Mars (5.10b) a long face over a roof and Mercury Landing (5.10c) a technical face.


Getting There 

Park at the southern lot and hike east along a trail that skirts the rocks on your left. Just past Wave Rock you'll turn the corner to the left and Lost Piton Rock will come into view.

kenr adds: "From the SW corner Parking (GPS latitude longitude N37.7271 W118.5681), hike about 650 feet East following below the base of cliffs, crossing a significant N-S gully then passing the Wave Rock (with big roof near top of its right half). Soon find the cliff with two obvious little domes on its top."

Climbing Season

For the Benton Crags area.

Weather station 9.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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]


Featured Route For Lost Piton Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete below the crux roof on Spiders from Mars (5.1...

Spiders from Mars 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Lost Piton Rock
Fun, easy climbing up plates and jugs lead to a roof (crux) which is powered over on good holds to reach anchors a bit higher. Good moves and great scenery make this an area classic, but minus one star for the poor bolting just before the crux. The fixed bashie mentioned in the guide is gone (but not needed), and while the route is fairly well-protected the bolting on this is a little odd - a fall just below the roof would not be a good idea....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By kenr
Jul 25, 2017
This sector is located at GPS latitude longitude approx (N37.7279 W118.5655).

From the SW corner Parking (N37.7271 W118.5681), hike about 650 feet East following below the base of cliffs, after crossing a significant N-S gully and passing the Wave Rock (with big roof near top of its right half). Soon find the cliff with two obvious little domes on its top.

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