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Ascent Notes for: Lost Arrow Direct - A2+ Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

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  Difficulty A2+
  Safety Rating PG13
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: USnavy on 2011-07-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Okay route

The approach is a real bitch, it says 1-2 hours in the guidebook but it gains 1,600 feet in elevation and follows a climbers trail which is a bit spotty at times. In other words, its very easy to get off the trail and this 1-2 hour approach can easily turn into an eight hour approach.

The guidebook says you need a few tricams for a pod off the second ledge, you dont. You can easily skip the pod by top stepping off a solid rivet (and I am not that tall).

The rock quality around the middle 2/3rds section deteriorates quite a bit and thus I only give it 3/5. Others have recommended this as a first wall, I wouldent do it as a first wall, it has some fairly moderate C2 in some sections and if you blew it things could get nasty. South Face of W. Column is a better first wall.

Added: 2011-07-09

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: apollodorus on 2002-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

This was my first wall climb, in the Fall of 1983. If you have a little experience with aid climbing, and can handle the fairly long bathook pitch off the Second Error ledge, this would be a good first wall. The approach probably makes it far less crowded than the South Face of W.C. or the Leaning Tower.

Witnessed by: Steve Gerberding
Added: 2002-03-16

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: guidebook on 2001-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I loved it, at the last section, it maybe gone by now, was a 10 foot piece of webbing hanging down. After reefing on it for 7 feet you get to see what it is attached to, a golf ball size hole with a broken slider wedged sidewise single piano wire knotted. I watched the surprised look on everyone faces, they instantly took their weight off the webbing. The Tyrolienne traverse was the best airy felling I have ever had. I was thinking please no earthquake in California today.

Witnessed by: Bill, Alie, Ralph Micheal
Added: 2001-08-31

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