North Horror Rock (East Face), Joshua Tree NP
North Horror Rock is a large jumbled formation with routes scattered about it's various faces. Despite it's proximity to the parking area the majority of routes here seldom get done.
Some of the better routes here include the featured face of House Of The Homeless
(5.9), Lippo Suction (5.10a) a short but fun face, the striking roof crack of Grit Roof
(5.11a), the balancy arete of Ungawaa (5.11a) and Face Lift (5.11c) another tricky arete.
Easily reached via a good trail from the paved parking area.
Weather station 10.5 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Horror Rock:
Grit Roof 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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A Dog In The Ass 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : North Horror Rock
Overheard around the campfire - "What did you do today?". The reply - "Oh, me? A Dog In The Ass...why do you ask?" Therein lies the reason for this climb with a funny name.This climb is essentially a direct start to the route House Of The Homeless (5.9) that joins that route at it's second bolt.Start down and right from House Of The Homeless and lieback the edge of a wide crack to reach a high first bolt (drilled pin actually) which protects more liebacking along the edge of the nar...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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North Horror Rock (West Face), Joshua Tree NP
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