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Lost Horse Wall - Right Side

California > Joshua Tree NP > Lost Horse Area > Lost Horse Wall

Description

A minimal approach and a dozen or more multi-pitch routes from 5.5 to 5.11c (most are 5.10a and under) combine to make this an immensely popular crag. West-facing and exposed which means morning shade, afternoon sun and open to the prevailing winds - not the best place to be when it's windy.

The Swift (5.7), Dappled Mare (5.8), Bird on a Wire (5.10a) are some of the more popular routes here.

Getting There

Approach from along the Lost Horse Road and follow a worn trail along the base of the wall. Plan on 5-15 minutes for the approach.

Routes from Left to Right

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
 28
Wilson Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Altitude Sickness
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 307
The Swift
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 322
Bird on a Wire
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 2
City Slickers
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 492
Dappled Mare
Trad 4 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 60
Roan Way
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Mare's Tail
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Lost and Found
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 2
Hairline Fracture
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wilson Regular Route
 28
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad 3 pitches
Altitude Sickness
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Swift
 307
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Bird on a Wire
 322
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
City Slickers
 2
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Dappled Mare
 492
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Roan Way
 60
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mare's Tail
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lost and Found
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
Hairline Fracture
 2
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches

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Looking Back at the First Belay
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Top of "Mare's Tale", Lost Horse Wall
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Lost Horse Wall - Right Side, Joshua Tree NP
[Hide Photo] Lost Horse Wall - Right Side, Joshua Tree NP
NOT the way to go on P2 haha!  Still fun- if a bit dirty.
[Hide Photo] NOT the way to go on P2 haha! Still fun- if a bit dirty.
Lost Horse Wall - Right Side.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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[Hide Comment] WARNING: My guidebook, "Classic Rock Climbs No. 1: Joshua Tree", has the topo lines for the routes superimposed about 20' left of where they should be on the photo. If you look carefully you can see where they should match the cracks. May 27, 2010