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Elevation: 5,633 ft
GPS: 34.34216, -118.01061
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Shared By: Jordan Ramey on Feb 16, 2007 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

142 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Horse Flats

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V0 4
 109
Thin Crack
Boulder
V0 4
 28
Y Crack
TR, Boulder
V2 5+
 100
Swiss Cheese
Boulder
V2 5+
 80
Thin Face
Boulder
V2 5+
 14
Better Bold than Old
Boulder
V3 6A
 86
The Fang [Not Recommended]
Boulder
V4 6B
 73
B1 Traverse
Boulder
V5- 6C
 82
The Fang (Low Start) [Not Recomm…
Boulder
V5 6C
 25
Zacks Roof
Boulder
V5 6C
 39
The Falcon
Boulder
V5 6C
 16
High Chaparral
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
All This Time I Was an Actor
Boulder
V7 7A+
 27
The Peanut
Boulder
V9- 7C
 9
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
 109
V0 4 Boulder
Y Crack Main Area > Y - Crack Boulder
 28
V0 4 TR, Boulder
Swiss Cheese Main Area > Swiss Cheese Boulder
 100
V2 5+ Boulder
Thin Face Main Area > B1 Boulder
 80
V2 5+ Boulder
Better Bold than Old Main Area > Arbor day boulder
 14
V2 5+ Boulder
The Fang [Not Recommended] Main Area > X5 Boulder
 86
V3 6A Boulder
B1 Traverse Main Area > B1 Boulder
 73
V4 6B Boulder
The Fang (Low Start) [Not R… Main Area > X5 Boulder
 82
V5- 6C Boulder
Zacks Roof Main Area > X5 Boulder
 25
V5 6C Boulder
The Falcon Main Area > Falcon Boulder
 39
V5 6C Boulder
High Chaparral Main Area > High Chaparral Boulder
 16
V5 6C Boulder
All This Time I Was an Actor Pie Slice Area
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Peanut Main Area > Peanut Boulder
 27
V7 7A+ Boulder
Nothing But Sunshine Main Area > Peanut Boulder
 9
V9- 7C Boulder
Ant Line Top Rope Wall
 13
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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