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Davy Jones' Locker T 
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Ice Pirates T 
Lost at Sea T 
Pinhead T 
Pyromania T 
Raven, The T 
Scirocco S 
Sleight of Hand T 
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Lost at Sea 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Tony Yaniro & Randy Leavitt, June 1981
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jun 18, 2006

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One smooth granite face

Description 

Lost at Sea is a totally amazing variation to the fourth pitch of Atlantis. Very much worth the time and effort if you're up there.

Step off the right end of the ledge atop Atlantis' third pitch and into the obvious left-facing flake. Ascend this flake as it gradually thins and becomes more difficult, eventually arching delicately to the right. The wall is steep and blank here, and at certain points one begins to wonder if gear behind the top of the flake would just rip it right off the wall in the event of a fall! A few final, desperate hand-traverse moves lead to a wonderful mantle up to a two-bolt anchor.

Rap back to the ledge (or continue/escape off to the right at 5.12?).


Protection 

Single set of cams.



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Angelina hand traversing on the thin flake near the end of Lost At Sea in The Needles.
Angelina hand traversing on the thin flake near th...
Angelina following Lost At Sea on The Sorcerer in The Needles.  She is just about to start the obvious hand traverse to the anchor.
Angelina following Lost At Sea on The Sorcerer in ...
Leading the Lost At Sea finish to Atlantis, an excellent combo.  You can see a faint line of the flake's shadow up the right side of the face.  This is before the flake gets thin & scary.  Matt Robertson belays.  Photo by Manny R.
Leading the Lost At Sea finish to Atlantis, an exc...
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By bbrock
From: Al
Jul 13, 2007

I'll never forget the sound the flake makes as you traverse across it. Feels like your on a giant potatoe chip.

By Mike
From: Phoenix
Nov 14, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This is one of the best pitches I have ever done.

You can either rappel down and way right, then scramble down to the notch that is the standard descent for The Sorcerer, or rap down & left (back to the belay) to finish on P4 of Atlantis.