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Areas in Horsemen's Center

BMX Crags 5 / 31 / 8 / 31 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 74
Cemetery, The 2 / 45 / 7 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 73
Nodules 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
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
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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 execllent. Most of the rock is a somwhat 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.
V0 4
 7
Battle of the Bulge
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 23
Mojave Green Arete
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Umbilical Cord
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Brewser
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Sensible Shoes
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Dismembered
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Rise and Devour
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 49
Necessary Evil
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Dike Walk
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Existence Denied
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
Circus
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
Return to Hell
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
War Machine
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 7
World Full of Hate
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Unknown
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Battle of the Bulge BMX Crags > Igloo
 7
V0 4 Boulder
Mojave Green Arete Cemetery > Brown Corridor
 23
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Umbilical Cord Cemetery > Black Tower
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Brewser Cemetery > Pillar of Hope
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sensible Shoes Cemetery > Brown Corridor
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dismembered Cemetery > Pillar of Hope
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rise and Devour Cemetery > Pillar of Hope
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Necessary Evil Cemetery > Evil Pillar
 49
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dike Walk BMX Crags > Keepers Cove > Dike Walk Wall
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Existence Denied Cemetery > Gate Keeper
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Circus BMX Crags > Carousel Rock
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Return to Hell Cemetery > Gate Keeper
 18
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
War Machine Cemetery > Pillar of Despair
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
World Full of Hate Cemetery > Brown Corridor
 7
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Unknown BMX Crags > Keepers Cove > Buster Wall
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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Robert Alvey
Apple Valley, Ca
Robert Alvey   Apple Valley, Ca
High desert climbing is at an all time low, I wish someone would do something about opening up the Horsemens Area and Dead Man's Point. These were great area's once and could be again. Taking my first trip out to NJC tonite, hope it is as good as advertised. Jun 21, 2007
Chris Asencio
Hesperia, CA
Chris Asencio   Hesperia, CA
Jim and Billy have set up so many new routes, this area is getting bigger every weeks. Not the tallest climbs but fun none the less. May 7, 2015
BAd
BAd  
Lots of new routes in the area, but I've become pretty bummed out by the gross graffiti virtually everywhere. It's kind of depressing. We don't go to the area much anymore, but we've had some great times. Sad how a few losers with a can will ruin a place so quickly. Mar 27, 2017

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