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Description 

Named for the spectacular route Imaginary Voyage, this formation sits high above desert. Located near the last public pullout on the Lost Horse Road. The formation is the left end of the high formation to the east as one walks to Atlantis Wall/Jimmy Cliffs/etc.


Getting There 

Drive down the Lost Horse Road and park at the last public pullout (approx. 0.6 miles). Take the trail southwest until the formation is fully visible. Scramble up the talus/boulders on the formations left (west) side.


Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Imaginary Voyage Formation:
Black Plastic Streetwalker   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Imaginary Voyage   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Imaginary Voyage Formation
Pat Brennan, 1981, crossing back over the roof.

Imaginary Voyage 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Imaginary Voyage Formation
You are made to respect this route early, as you have to crawl to the base, located in an alcove. The exposure starts here, with the alcove 30 feet above the talus, and the valley spread out a few hundred feet below.A stiff layback starts out the route, keep pulling until you feel the opposite wall at your back. Continue to the handrail, traverse into the light, and contemplate the move over the roof. The exposure is thrilling at this point, enjoy it. Pull the move, clipping the bolts, and c...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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A view of the Imaginary Voyage Formation (the left one) from near the Lost Horse Road.  <br />
BETA PHOTO: A view of the Imaginary Voyage Formation (the left...
Imaginary Voyage Formation. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Imaginary Voyage Formation. Photo by Blitzo.
Looking down the downclimb from the Imaginary Voyage formation.
BETA PHOTO: Looking down the downclimb from the Imaginary Voya...

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By Anonymous Coward
Jan 24, 2003
Imaginary voyage is a spectacular route! Use a #5 to protect the awesome move through the wide crack that splits the roof. Clip the bolt on the face and back clean the #5.