Elevation: 5,633 ft
GPS: 34.342, -118.011 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jordan Ramey on Feb 16, 2007 with 3 Suggestions
Admins: jt512, Nicole Wiesenthal, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Plethora of boulder and top rope problems. Usually secluded. Great granite rock! Camping within walking distance (100yds) Can be super cold in the winter. Great summer place to escape the heat and smog of the LA basin.

Getting There

Take the Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) N. past the 134 and 210. The Horse Flats turnoff is ~28 miles from the Hwy 210 intersection, and is the next paved road after Newcomb's Ranch. The road is windy so look at your odometer. After taking the Horse Flats turnoff, drive ~2.5 miles to the Horse Flats campground.  There is no parking allowed along the road, past the campground gate. Unless you are camping or willing to pay $12 for a campsite, do not park in the campground loop or at anyone's campsite. There are 5 main bouldering / top rope areas here all from south to west from the campground. Follow obvious trails to the crags located on the right side of the loop road through the campground. You can only drive one way on the loop road, so its on your right if you're driving. If you stand in campsite 1 and look across the road there is a climber trail right there. There is another trail further around the loop road by site 5 that is VERY evident. Follow this trail to the Teflon Presidents Area (first), Romeo Void, the Main Area, then finally up to Pie Slice. From Pie Slice you can follow a faint trail to the right over to the Top Rope Wall. It is easier to take the trail across from site 1 straight to the Tope Rope Wall though. The Romeo Void trail will loop past all the areas and back to camp eventually, but the trail is faint after Pie Slice.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Horse Flats

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V0 4
 83
Thin Crack
Boulder
V0 4
 22
Y Crack
TR, Boulder
V1 5 X
 21
The Wave
Boulder
V2 5+
 71
Swiss Cheese
Boulder
V2 5+
 63
Thin Face
Boulder
V2 5+
 10
Better Bold than Old
Boulder
V3 6A
 63
The Fang
Boulder
V4 6B
 45
B1 Traverse
Boulder
V5- 6C
 55
The Fang (Low Start)
Boulder
V5 6C
 14
Zacks Roof
Boulder
V5 6C
 25
The Falcon
Boulder
V5 6C
 10
High Chaparral
Boulder
V7 7A+
 16
The Peanut
Boulder
V9- 7C
 6
Nothing But Sunshine
Boulder
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Ant Line
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thin Crack Main Area > Thin Crack Boulder
 83
V0 4 Boulder
Y Crack Main Area > Y - Crack Boulder
 22
V0 4 TR, Boulder
The Wave Main Area > Blank Generation Boulder
 21
V1 5 X Boulder
Swiss Cheese Main Area > Swiss Cheese Boulder
 71
V2 5+ Boulder
Thin Face Main Area > B1 Boulder
 63
V2 5+ Boulder
Better Bold than Old Main Area > Arbor day boulder
 10
V2 5+ Boulder
The Fang Main Area > X5 Boulder
 63
V3 6A Boulder
B1 Traverse Main Area > B1 Boulder
 45
V4 6B Boulder
The Fang (Low Start) Main Area > X5 Boulder
 55
V5- 6C Boulder
Zacks Roof Main Area > X5 Boulder
 14
V5 6C Boulder
The Falcon Main Area > Falcon Boulder
 25
V5 6C Boulder
High Chaparral Main Area > High Chaparral Boulder
 10
V5 6C Boulder
The Peanut Main Area > Peanut Boulder
 16
V7 7A+ Boulder
Nothing But Sunshine Main Area > Peanut Boulder
 6
V9- 7C Boulder
Ant Line Top Rope Wall
 13
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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