Party Time

This route is located in the Northern Gorge Region at Fortress Wall

Brian's Farewell

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Lost in Space 5.10b (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Bob Molzon, Dick Shori in 1977
Length: 150ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the dihedral 75 feet right of Party Time. Climb the dihedral to a ledge and belay. Continue over a roof and to the top.
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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5.10b (9 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


overhung said on December 2nd, 2005
Does this route top out, or are their anchors at the top? We climbed past the rappel tree, but didn't see any anchors. We bailed off a crappy tree above the rappel tree.
flip said on January 7th, 2008
The roots of the belay tree are coming out of the ground. The tree makes that sound that you don't want to hear and the ground moving when you weight it doesn't sit well in the stomach. Some anchors at the belay would make this a really nice route though.
NateS GR said on October 16th, 2008
I accidentally got on this thinking it was party time. I hear that happens frequently. It was well worth it though the first pitch was awesome. However, I did it in January and the top was wet. So, we bailed and I ended up down climbing the first pitch. Someone should put anchors on this one because it would be worth doing just for the first pitch. The first pitch has one of the best hand cracks I've been on in the red.
cliftongifford said on March 24th, 2010
definitely felt lost in space in the runout section. I couldn't find gear for 30ft. on this thing. the roof is super fun.
cliftongifford said on April 9th, 2010
This may warrant an "R"
dustonian said on April 9th, 2010
Yeah, the second half of this route is spicy for sure. I trundled a toaster or two off the roof section last fall so it should be a bit safer now. Great route!
cliftongifford said on April 11th, 2010
Trundled a boulder about half the size of a car off the belay ledge.
Steve_RRG said on May 3rd, 2010
Well, I also got on this by accident. My wife told me it wasn't Party Time, but of course I didn't listen. Only climbed about 90 feet of it to the belay/rap ledge. Really hard to find gear at the top of the pitch and the rap tree is ready to come out of the ground. One bolt before the ledge and a couple of rap anchors at the ledge and this would be a very popular pitch. As is, a little scary getting to the ledge and back to the ground. I would give the first pitch a 5.9 rating.
ahab said on May 3rd, 2010
definitely tops out. in fact, that's probably how it acquired its name. think about it while pulling through those roof moves. it'll make sense. as far as a descent, top out and walk to the climber's right and find a tree with webbing. two raps to the ground.
monty4355 said on March 11th, 2012
I'm another person who thought this was party time. First pitch was great! Felt solid about gear the whole way through the first pitch. Thought the first pitch of this was easier than party time. The rap root is very sketchy if you bail early.