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Lost Horse Wall - Right Side

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Lost Horse Wall - Right Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,100'
Location: 34.02166, -116.1788 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 23, 2009


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Lost Horse Wall - Right Side, Joshua Tree NP


A minimal approach and a dozen or more multi-pitch routes from 5.5 to 5.11c (most are 5.10a and under) combine to make this an immensely popular crag. West-facing and exposed which means morning shade, afternoon sun and open to the prevailing winds - not the best place to be when it's windy.

The Swift (5.7), Dappled Mare (5.8), Bird on a Wire (5.10a) are some of the more popular routes here.

Getting There 

Approach from along the Lost Horse Road and follow a worn trail along the base of the wall. Plan on 5-15 minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Horse Wall - Right Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Horse Wall - Right Side:
The Swift   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Dappled Mare   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Roan Way   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Mare's Tail   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Bird on a Wire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   
Lost and Found   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: "Bird On A Wire". Photo by Blitzo.

Bird on a Wire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Appropriately named, You'll feel like a Bird On A Wire on this one. Maybe the best route on this wall.Pitch-1 Climb or 3rd class up to the ledge about half way between, The Swift and Dappled Mare. Set up a belay anchor in the left facing corner a few feet right of a vertical crack.Pitch-2 Climb the ever thinning crack system past a couple of bolts. Place a thin piece and tip-toe past it, Crux. The crack eases of and breaks right. Pick a convenient scoop to belay in. Note: Avoid setting u...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking Back at the First Belay
Looking Back at the First Belay
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Horse Wall - Right Side. Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Horse Wall - Right Side. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Adam Lee
May 27, 2010
WARNING: My guidebook, "Classic Rock Climbs No. 1: Joshua Tree", has the topo lines for the routes superimposed about 20' left of where they should be on the photo. If you look carefully you can see where they should match the cracks.

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