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Lost Horse Area 


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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
Submitted By: M.Morley on Jun 14, 2002
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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.


489 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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...
Double Dogleg   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
The Swift   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
White Lightning   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Dappled Mare   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Cakewalk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Freeway Wall : Upper Freeway Wall
Overseer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Rock Candy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
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...
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
Scary Poodles   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
29 Palms   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Arid Piles : Arid Piles - Northwest Face
The Acid Crack   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Arid Piles : Arid Piles - Southwest Face
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Featured Route For Lost Horse Area
Colin Lantz leading Acid Crack 1985.

The Acid Crack 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Arid Piles - Southwest Face
This not often done Josh testpiece climbs an overhanging thin fingers crack. This classic is located about halfway between Popeye on the right and Edge of Doom on the left, on the southeast end of Arid Piles. It sits atop the formation, so a bit of scrambling from the desert floor gets one to the base....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Browning leading Poodles are People Too.
Browning leading Poodles are People Too.
Lost Horse area
Lost Horse area
Last light over Lost Horse, Joshua Tree NP
Last light over Lost Horse, Joshua Tree NP
Another trailside problem
BETA PHOTO: Another trailside problem
Yucca bloom detail, Joshua Tree NP
Yucca bloom detail, Joshua Tree NP
Dairy Queen Wall, Left and right from the top of Playhouse Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Dairy Queen Wall, Left and right from the top of P...
<a href='/v/copenhagen-wall/105846534'>Copenhagen Wall</a>
Scrub Jay near Hemingway Buttress, Joshua Tree NP
Scrub Jay near Hemingway Buttress, Joshua Tree NP
Panorama, looking west from Hemingway
Panorama, looking west from Hemingway
Cool looking rocks at Lost Horse. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cool looking rocks at Lost Horse.
Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Horse Ranger Station Area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Horse Ranger Station Area.
Photo by Blitzo.
Jeremy Freeman on <a href='/v/left-banana-crack/105846247'>Left Banana Crack</a>
Jeremy Freeman on Left Banana Crack
dairy queen wall and hemingway buttress from the hemingway parking lot
BETA PHOTO: dairy queen wall and hemingway buttress from the h...
Yucca bloom near Lost Horse Road, Joshua Tree NP
Yucca bloom near Lost Horse Road, Joshua Tree NP
Hemingway Buttress
Hemingway Buttress
Butterfly and Desert Dandelion, Joshua Tree NP
Butterfly and Desert Dandelion, Joshua Tree NP
Moonrise at Lost Horse. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Moonrise at Lost Horse.
Photo by Blitzo.
<a href='/v/playhouse-rock/105720974'>Playhouse Rock</a>
BETA PHOTO: Playhouse Rock
<a href='/v/freeway-wall/105720801'>Freeway Wall</a> <br />
Lost Horse. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Horse.
Photo by Blitzo.
<a href='/v/banana-cracks/105797478'>Banana Cracks</a>
Lost Horse Area
Lost Horse Area
Creature Comforts Wall, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Creature Comforts Wall, Joshua Tree NP
The Cohn Property, Joshua Tree NP
The Cohn Property, Joshua Tree NP
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