Lost Horse Area Rock Climbing
Happy bee and Beavertail cactus flower, Joshua Tre...
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!).
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.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
531 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',67],['2 Stars',221],['1 Star',225],['Bomb',9]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Horse Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Horse Area:
Featured Route For Lost Horse Area
Rock Candy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
The climb can be started directly under the first bolt via a large undercling flake (5.10), but the normal start is about 10' to the left, and about halfway to the start of Rock-a-Lot. Once above the flake a thin horizontal crack provides protection before the first bolt. Easy moves lead up and left to the second bolt where the angle steepens and a thin seam starts (microwires handy here). Pull some thin moves (crux) and then hit a finger crack which leans to the right higher before petering ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Last light over Lost Horse, Joshua Tree NP
Browning leading Poodles are People Too.
Yucca bloom near Lost Horse Road, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Another trailside problem
Dairy Queen Wall, Left and right from the top of P...
Cool looking rocks at Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Panorama, looking west from Hemingway
Lost Horse Ranger Station Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Scrub Jay near Hemingway Buttress, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: dairy queen wall and hemingway buttress from the h...
Butterfly and Desert Dandelion, Joshua Tree NP
Moonrise at Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Playhouse Rock
Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Jeremy Freeman on Left Banana Crack
The Cohn Property, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Creature Comforts Wall, Joshua Tree NP