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Lost Horse Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,100'
Location: 34.0213, -116.1793 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Description 

The Lost Horse Area covers popular rocks including The Lost Horse Wall, Hemingway Buttress, Dairy Queen Wall, Freeway Wall, Shorter Wall, Tiny Tots, Atlantis Wall, and others. Count on crowds at popular areas such as DQ, Hemingway, and Lost Horse Wall. Shorter Wall and Atlantis are popular with larger groups due to the high density of moderates. The South Side of Lost Horse Wall boasts some of the longer routes in the Park including classics Dappled Mare and Bird on a Wire (not to be confused with 'Bird of Fire' - that's in a completely different area!).


Getting There 

Lost Horse is located between Quail Springs (Trashcan Rock) and Hidden Valley Campground on the south side of Quail Springs Road. Approach via the designated Hemingway parking area along Quail Springs Road for the following rocks: DQ, IRS, Copenhagen, Hemingway. Approach along the dirt road to Lost Horse Ranger Station (several pullouts, but limited parking) for the following: Freeway Wall, Tiny Tots, Rock Garden, Shorter Wall, Lost Horse, and Atlantis.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

483 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Horse Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Horse Area:
Aiguille de Joshua Tree (aka The Finger of Hercules)   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Aiguille de Joshua Tree
Mr. Misty Kiss   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
Frosty Cone   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
The Swift   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Double Dogleg   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
White Lightning   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Cakewalk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall
Dappled Mare   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Rock Candy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
Overseer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Prepackaged   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Tax Man   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   IRS Wall
Bird on a Wire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Poodles are People Too   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Anacram   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall
Imaginary Voyage   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Imaginary Voyage Formation
LA Woman   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Left Side
Alf's Arete   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   IRS Wall
Pat Adams Dihedral   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
Scary Poodles   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
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Featured Route For Lost Horse Area
Rock Climbing Photo: DAS and Nestor

Head Over Heals 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
A great climb with a combination of fun gymnastic roof turning moves followed by a great hand/finger crack. Climb up a ramp to a bolt on the right side of the roof. There is a bolt there that you can clip by lying back on a flake. Be careful not to pull out on the flake as it is thin and hollow. If you are under 5'9" you may have trouble reaching it. Make sure your shoulders and hamstrings are in good shape for turning the roof. Using your leg to lever yourself up over the roof can be really hel...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Lost Horse Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Horse area
Lost Horse area
Rock Climbing Photo: Last light over Lost Horse, Joshua Tree NP
Last light over Lost Horse, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Browning leading Poodles are People Too.
Browning leading Poodles are People Too.
Rock Climbing Photo: dairy queen wall and hemingway buttress from the h...
BETA PHOTO: dairy queen wall and hemingway buttress from the h...
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama, looking west from Hemingway
Panorama, looking west from Hemingway
Rock Climbing Photo: Yucca bloom detail, Joshua Tree NP
Yucca bloom detail, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Another trailside problem
BETA PHOTO: Another trailside problem
Rock Climbing Photo: Dairy Queen Wall, Left and right from the top of P...
Dairy Queen Wall, Left and right from the top of P...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy Freeman on Left Banana Crack
Jeremy Freeman on Left Banana Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Scrub Jay near Hemingway Buttress, Joshua Tree NP
Scrub Jay near Hemingway Buttress, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Cool looking rocks at Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Cool looking rocks at Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Horse Ranger Station Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Horse Ranger Station Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yucca bloom near Lost Horse Road, Joshua Tree NP
Yucca bloom near Lost Horse Road, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Moonrise at Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Moonrise at Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Butterfly and Desert Dandelion, Joshua Tree NP
Butterfly and Desert Dandelion, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Hemingway Buttress
Hemingway Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Playhouse Rock
BETA PHOTO: Playhouse Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Freeway Wall
Freeway Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Banana Cracks
Banana Cracks
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Horse Area
Lost Horse Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Creature Comforts Wall, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Creature Comforts Wall, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cohn Property, Joshua Tree NP
The Cohn Property, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Copenhagen Wall
Copenhagen Wall

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