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Lost Horse Wall  


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Elevation: 4,100'
Location: 34.0218, -116.179 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rob "rk" Kalinowski on Jul 9, 2002
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joshua trees at the base of the Lost Horse Wall.

Description 

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!


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lost Horse Wall:
The Swift   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Dappled Mare   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Roan Way   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Mare's Tail   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Bird on a Wire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
LA Woman   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Lost Horse Wall - Left Side
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Featured Route For Lost Horse Wall
"Bird On A Wire". <br />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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View of Lost Horse Wall from the parking lot
BETA PHOTO: View of Lost Horse Wall from the parking lot
The refueling station at the top of Dappled Mare.
The refueling station at the top of Dappled Mare.
Looking Back at the First Belay
Looking Back at the First Belay
Jared on the traverse.
Jared on the traverse.
Lost Horse Wall, Joshua Tree NP
Lost Horse Wall, Joshua Tree NP

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