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Elevation: 3,200 ft
GPS: 34.4847, -117.1313
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Shared By: C Miller on Jun 10, 2007
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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 majority of 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 to 80 feet with most around the 40 to 50 foot mark, fully bolted and equipped with chains, cold shuts or Mussy hooks 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 and wind during the winter months.

Location Suggest change

Situated in the town of Apple Valley off Hwy 18 approximately 1 mile northwest 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.
V2 5+
 7
C&J's Comet
Boulder
V3 6A
 10
Pocket Rocket
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 39
Mojave Green Arete
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Keeper of the Purple Twilight
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Umbilical Cord
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Dismembered
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Skull Beneath the Skin
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 58
Rise and Devour
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 83
Necessary Evil
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Dike Walk
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Existence Denied
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Circus
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Evil Twin
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
War Machine
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 11
World Full of Hate
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
C&J's Comet BMX Crags > BMX Area Bould… > Lone Star Boulder
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Pocket Rocket K-Rock Area > K-Rock Bouldering > Pocket Rocket
 10
V3 6A Boulder
Mojave Green Arete Cemetery > Brown Corridor
 39
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Keeper of the Purple Twilight Outer Limits > Zanti Cliffs
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Umbilical Cord Cemetery > Black Tower
 73
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dismembered Cemetery > Pillar of Hope
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Skull Beneath the Skin BMX Crags > Under Taker Crag
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rise and Devour Cemetery > Pillar of Hope
 58
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Necessary Evil Cemetery > Evil Pillar
 83
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dike Walk Keepers Cove > Dike Walk Wall
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Existence Denied Cemetery > Gate Keeper
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Circus BMX Crags > Carousel Rock
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Evil Twin Cemetery > Black Tower
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
War Machine Cemetery > Pillar of Despair
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
World Full of Hate Cemetery > Brown Corridor
 11
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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