Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lost World Pangea 5.10c - October 10, 2010

We headed into the Lost World on the correct trail this time and made it down into the Lost World.  We wondered down canyon and found Pangea but since it climbed out of the canyon Anja wanted to checkout some of the other routes there.
Ken following one of the 5.10 sport routes we found.
I guess Burhoe was worried about us because while we were on the route he buzzed the canyon overhead and saw us climbing.
One of the climbers from the campfire the night before on a 5.8 crack to 5.10a bolted face.
Pangea what we had come for starts on the wrinkles at the bottom right and a consistent endurance climbes up and left for 180 ft to a belay at on a small ledge.
Anja in the first half of pitch 1.
Anja nearing the top of  pitch one, about 15 ft to go.
Pitch 2 was 160 ft and climbed up face, a mini roof with a crack move to some slab with good but very slopey holds and then moves right to a roof move.
The views down the canyon from the top of pitch 1 were great.
Anja on the roof move of pitch 2.  We had planned to continue up two more pitches.  Anja started up the 3rd pitch but the bolts had changed from 5-15 ft apart to being 15 to maybe 30 ft apart.  Anja made it to the second bolt on pitch 3 and third bolt was far away so she asked Ken if he wanted to lead but Ken said he was too tired to get on any runout climbing.  Luckily we had brought a few bail biners so Anja lowered of and we rapped down using the bail biners.  We made the right call as we hiked out and got back to the van right at nightfall.
Here's the gps track:Climbing at the lost world, Sonora, CA at EveryTrail
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