Houser buttress area. Photo by Blitzo.
A well-marked trail starting from the Real Hidden Valley parking lot leads west along the southern edge of the rocky hillside directly to the Houser Buttress Area. Plan on about 5 minutes for the walk plus a bit more time to reach the base of your chosen route.
Weather station 10.7 miles from here
17 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Loose Lady 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Houser Buttress
Seven bolts protect steep edges/smears up this exposed and fun route with the crux coming early on. Well protected, but not quite a sport route. A bolted anchor/rap is on top (90'). Take care if using a 50 meter rope and rap down the center of the formation, not down the route, as it's more than 80' down the route.A standout climb with a short approach, exciting friction and great position make this a very popular route, so plan accordingly. loooooooose lady... photo by Eric Horst ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Houser Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
By Adam Stackhouse
Apr 23, 2007
As an alternate to the Lost Horse Road, hiking past this area can take one out to the Arid Piles.