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Lost Horse Wall

California > Joshua Tree NP > Lost Horse Area

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.

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Jared on the traverse.
[Hide Photo] Jared on the traverse.
Looking Back at the First Belay
[Hide Photo] Looking Back at the First Belay
Lost horse wall from trailhead at road
[Hide Photo] Lost horse wall from trailhead at road
Lost Horse Wall, Joshua Tree NP
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View of Lost Horse Wall from the parking lot
[Hide Photo] View of Lost Horse Wall from the parking lot
The refueling station at the top of Dappled Mare.
[Hide Photo] The refueling station at the top of Dappled Mare.
joshua trees at the base of the Lost Horse Wall.
[Hide Photo] joshua trees at the base of the Lost Horse Wall.