Elevation: 3,200 ft
GPS: 34.485, -117.131 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jun 10, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The original​​​​ High Desert sport climbing area, this collection of sunny crags was established by the motivated crew of Jack Marshall, Sam Owings, Troy Mayr and others starting in the winter of 1993. Hugely popular in the early years, the parking area was often brimming over with vehicles but with the more recent development of New Jack City and other areas the popularity has waned considerably.

The rock here is very much like Joshua Tree, and like there varies considerably from formation to formation with quality ranging from decent to excellent. Most of the rock is a somewhat grainy tan color but the best stuff is chocolate brown or grey and noticeably smoother in texture.

The routes tend to be on the shorter side, ranging from 25-80' with most around the 40-50' mark, fully bolted and equipped with chain or cold shuts for anchors. Despite the diminutive nature of some of the routes the climbing is fun and it can be a great place to escape the cold during the winter months.

Location

Situated in the town of Apple Valley off Hwy 18 approximately 1 mile north of the Bear Valley Cutoff - the actual address is 24320 Highway 18.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Horsemen's Center

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 28
Mojave Green Arete
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 54
Umbilical Cord
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Brewser
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Sensible Shoes
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Dismembered
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 45
Rise and Devour
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 64
Necessary Evil
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Dike Walk
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Existence Denied
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Circus
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Evil Twin
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Return to Hell
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
War Machine
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 9
World Full of Hate
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Unknown
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mojave Green Arete Cemetery > Brown Corridor
 28
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Umbilical Cord Cemetery > Black Tower
 54
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Brewser Cemetery > Pillar of Hope
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sensible Shoes Cemetery > Brown Corridor
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dismembered Cemetery > Pillar of Hope
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rise and Devour Cemetery > Pillar of Hope
 45
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Necessary Evil Cemetery > Evil Pillar
 64
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dike Walk BMX Crags > Keepers Cove > Dike Walk Wall
 18
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Existence Denied Cemetery > Gate Keeper
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Circus BMX Crags > Carousel Rock
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Evil Twin Cemetery > Black Tower
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Return to Hell Cemetery > Gate Keeper
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
War Machine Cemetery > Pillar of Despair
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
World Full of Hate Cemetery > Brown Corridor
 9
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Unknown BMX Crags > Keepers Cove > Buster Wall
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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