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Lost Arrow 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Paul Hunnicutt on May 14, 2008

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annnnnnnnnnnnnd done.


For me this is one of the best climbs at Great Falls. Climb the obvious pin scarred crack using the small left facing dihedral on your right. Crux is grasping the holds on the left facing dihedral and moving beyond them. It is supposedly 5.11 if you go straight up the crack without the dihedral. Add a few letter grades for a mid-summer, humid-as-hell ascent :)


In the Aid Box just left of the PV overhang.


Typically a TR, but one could lead this crack. A few cams and a set of nuts would be sufficient. Offset cams/nuts would work better in the pin scars. Plenty of trees for a TR setup, but also a nice crack for cams/nuts if you don't have enough long slings.

FYI: I've never actually seen anyone leading here and not sure how well pro holds in the rock.

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upper part of the crack
upper part of the crack
Pretty obvious line to see.  Harder to do.
BETA PHOTO: Pretty obvious line to see. Harder to do.
Lost Arrow crack
Lost Arrow crack
reaching for the finishing hold
reaching for the finishing hold
The crux on Lost Arrow
The crux on Lost Arrow
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By John Ely
From: DC
Nov 12, 2008

"The rock is partially-metamorphosed schist composed of granite and quartz crystals. While the rock is stable, it is not recomended for trad climbing as protection will slip or break out."

By MJMobes
From: The land of steady habits
Dec 4, 2008

yes, the pro may look good but cams dont hold in this shit

By Jhernand
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 1, 2010

will if you don't fall... thats the trick to keeping it in on the aid box...

By villlein
Jun 30, 2010

No need for cams, there are plenty of places to thread a nut if you wanna lead. Or just solo it :)