joshua trees at the base of the Lost Horse Wall.
An interesting looking (look for the "sun" and large spot 1/3 the way up) large, and wide wall with a bunch of very nice multi pitch (2-4 pitch) routes on it. Classics include a The Swift
(easy 7), Roan Way
and Dappled Mare
(8) and Bird On A Wire
(10a). With a good, solid but not super obvious decent walk off, makes for a great climb. Mix up your J-Tree day with some cool multi-pitch!
Take the Ranger Station Road west for about a half of mile, to the small parking on the south (left) or a bit more to a larger lot on the right. Lost Horse Wall is several hundred yards to the south of the road. It's basically on the east side of the valley you walk into, so it faces west and gets lots of sun. (read - hot!)
Getting to the routes requires some easy scrambling to a ledge system that you can move around to find your route. I suggest finding your route on the the wall before getting really close up!
Decents for the routes are walk offs to the right (south) down some boulders and slabs.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Dappled Mare 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Approach: walk up the wash below the Lost Horse Wall. Your landmark for finding this route is the traverse down and left along a horizontal from the top of P2 into P3; look for this about halfway down the ledge that defines the right side of the wall. At the left edge of this traverse, there is an obvious, left-facing dihedral. Scramble up boulders to reach the approach pitch.Photo opportunity: as the leader gets into the dihedral at the start of P3, they end up parallel with and 15...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Lost Horse Wall, Joshua Tree NP