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North Horror Rock  

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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 34.00045, -116.14586 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 21, 2009
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North Horror Rock (East Face), Joshua Tree NP

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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.

Getting There 

Easily reached via a good trail from the paved parking area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

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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Dog in the Ass topo (red bolts are for House of th...

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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