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Elevation: 4,116 ft
GPS: 34.02858, -116.17855
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The Left Hand of Darkness is conveniently located at the intersection of Quail Springs Road and Lost Horse Road - the dirt road used to access the Lost Horse Wall.

The East Face sits right off the road and is home to mostly moderate cracks and faces up to 5.10+.

The West Face has a more secluded feel and offers a good concentration of routes in the 5.11 range.

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Park in the small lot at the intersection of Quail Springs Road (paved) and the dirt Lost Horse Road.

East Face approach: A short trail leads from the parking lot to the rock. The approach takes about 1-2 minutes and is very kid friendly.

West Face approach: Hike down the road, skirting the north end of the formation to reach a trail heading south which leads to the base of the west face. Note: some scrambling is required to reach some of the routes making this not a kid-friendly area. The approach takes about 5 minutes or less.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Left Hand of Darkness

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 150
Granny Goose
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
The Omen
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 21
Grandpa Gander
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 15
Right Route
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 47
Uncle Fester
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 8
To Air Is Human
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 5
Gomma Cocida
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 6
Anti-Gravity Boots
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 7
Baby Huey Smokes an Anti-Pipeload
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Granny Goose Left Hand of Darkness…
 150
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Omen Left Hand of Darkness…
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Grandpa Gander Left Hand of Darkness…
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
Right Route Left Hand of Darkness…
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Uncle Fester Left Hand of Darkness…
 47
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
To Air Is Human Left Hand of Darkness…
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Gomma Cocida Left Hand of Darkness…
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Anti-Gravity Boots Left Hand of Darkness…
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad
Baby Huey Smokes an Anti-Pi… Left Hand of Darkness…
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
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