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Lost in the Sun  

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 7 pitches, 600', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Woodmen, Dorsey, 2007
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: bradley white on Jul 2, 2009

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Near the top of pitch six. Dave belaying. Up above...

Description 

Friction slabs and arch corner cracks to bolted belay anchors. 7 pitches go up adjacent to the long tree gully up the slabs. Good photos on the internet from images, (green chasm n.h.) of climbing on Mt. Webster and the central slabs. The photo's from Lost in the sun, head wall, I don't know where they are.


Location 

Uphill and way left or north of the Willey House parking area. I go across the bridge at the Willey House. Then through dense forest left or north heading uphill slightly diagonal to reach the river bed that will lead you to the base of the slab. There should be a trail uphill left or north before the waterfall on the slab. Traverse left until you come to the climb.


Protection 

fixed bolts and a light trad. rack with medium cams. Rappel with two 60 meter ropes.



Photos of Lost in the Sun Slideshow Add Photo
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On the first pitch and using a bolt from A Bit Short, traversed across a blocky ledge that takes gear to anchors for another climb.
BETA PHOTO: On the first pitch and using a bolt from A Bit Sho...
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Looking up pitch two, we went right to avoid the water using bolts for another climb and gear. The moves were fun, and perhaps harder than 5.5. Lost In the Sun is off to the left in the water.
Looking up pitch two, we went right to avoid the w...
Isaac at the start of the climb. The first two pitches (on the left) were wet on the day that we did it, so we went right when we did it.
BETA PHOTO: Isaac at the start of the climb. The first two pit...
Isaac at the top of pitch two on a nice belay ledge which has two double bolt anchors.
Isaac at the top of pitch two on a nice belay ledg...
Dave rappelling from the top of pitch seven with the Willey House site below. Note that the Willey Slide pull off is about a half mile north of the Willey House site.
Dave rappelling from the top of pitch seven with t...
Looking up pitch three with a fun corner system that takes great gear on the left. Here we went back on route for Lost In the Sun. After the corner are some fun slab moves with bolts for protection.
Looking up pitch three with a fun corner system th...
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Looking up pitch four with Isaac on lead.
Looking up pitch four with Isaac on lead.
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By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Aug 10, 2009

this looks sick dave! i wanna get on it some day :)

By Mechanicalchris
Aug 1, 2011

Awesome adventure climb. Be careful though, the second bolt on pitch #2 is loose and unstable because the nut came off!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Just Jesse
From: Methuen, MA
Sep 10, 2012

The approach to this (from the road or pullout)is godawful if you travel via the woods, which are thick, steep and full of loose rock. Do yourself a favor and Park near where the RR track crosses 302 and walk the tracks for a 1/4 mile in. Don't know the legality of this, but it'll save you a heinous trudge in/out. Unless you are into that sort of adventure...

By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
May 19, 2013

Tough approach! IMO parking at the little pull off almost directly across the road from the slabs and crossing the river to the "trail" and rockslide is the best way to go.

By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
May 19, 2013

Does anyone know the route directly right of this climb?

By bradley white
From: Plymouth
Jun 24, 2013

Hi Travis I believe the climb was 'A Bit Short'.

By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
Oct 19, 2013

Did a route somewhere up the center of these slabs in the late 70's. What I remember not many belays if any.At the time felt not worth recording as much better crags were still unclimbed