Elevation: 4,100 ft
GPS: 34.021, -116.179 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Jun 14, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

The Lost Horse Area covers popular rocks including The Lost Horse Wall, Hemingway Buttress, Dairy Queen Wall, Freeway Wall, Shorter Wall, Tiny Tots, Atlantis Wall, and others. Count on crowds at popular areas such as DQ, Hemingway, and Lost Horse Wall. Shorter Wall and Atlantis are popular with larger groups due to the high density of moderates. The South Side of Lost Horse Wall boasts some of the longer routes in the Park including classics Dappled Mare and Bird on a Wire (not to be confused with 'Bird of Fire' - that's in a completely different area!).

Getting There

Lost Horse is located between Quail Springs (Trashcan Rock) and Hidden Valley Campground on the south side of Quail Springs Road. Approach via the designated Hemingway parking area along Quail Springs Road for the following rocks: DQ, IRS, Copenhagen, Hemingway. Approach along the dirt road to Lost Horse Ranger Station (several pullouts, but limited parking) for the following: Freeway Wall, Tiny Tots, Rock Garden, Shorter Wall, Lost Horse, and Atlantis.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lost Horse Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
 153
Aiguille de Joshua Tree (aka The…
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 794
White Lightning
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 181
Leap Year Flake
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 578
Dappled Mare
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 210
Cakewalk
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 362
Overseer
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 201
Rock Candy
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 129
Head Over Heals
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 391
Tax Man
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 382
Bird on a Wire
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 304
Prepackaged
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 330
Poodles are People Too
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 96
Anacram
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 92
Imaginary Voyage
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 88
Alf's Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Aiguille de Joshua Tree (ak… Aiguille de Joshua Tree
 153
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad
White Lightning Hemingway Buttress > Hemingway Buttress (E…
 794
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Leap Year Flake Dairy Queen Wall > Dairy Queen Wall - Le…
 181
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dappled Mare Lost Horse Wall > Lost Horse Wall - Rig…
 578
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Cakewalk Freeway Wall > Upper Freeway Wall
 210
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Overseer Hemingway Buttress > Hemingway Buttress (E…
 362
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rock Candy Rock Garden Valley > Rock Garden Valley -…
 201
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Head Over Heals Hemingway Buttress > Hemingway Buttress (E…
 129
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tax Man IRS Wall
 391
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bird on a Wire Lost Horse Wall > Lost Horse Wall - Rig…
 382
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Prepackaged Hemingway Buttress > Hemingway Buttress (E…
 304
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Poodles are People Too Hemingway Buttress > Hemingway Buttress (E…
 330
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Anacram Freeway Wall > Upper Freeway Wall
 96
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Imaginary Voyage Imaginary Voyage Form…
 92
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Alf's Arete IRS Wall
 88
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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