|Lost Orbit Rock - East Face
This is an easier, alternate finish to Road Crew that clips the lower two bolts on that route and then finishes straight up.
Preclip the first bolt bolt on Road Crew and then, instead of doing the boulder problem crux of that route, climb the crack (5.10) just to the right. Steep and awkward jamming/liebacking gain a good edge and the second bolt, which is where Road Crew cuts left. From here launch straight up the slightly overhung wall on positive incuts (crux) to a rockover move onto the finishing slab. It's still a bit dirty up high, but nothing that more traffic won't fix.
4 bolts, bolted lower-off
BETA PHOTO: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face detail.
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Jun 30, 2008
Fun fun route with somewhat awkward start using side pulls and the crack. Steep, positive and thankfully short.