Elevation: 4,312 ft
GPS: 40.855, -123.713 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 69,408 total · 967/month
Shared By: Lurker on Jul 12, 2014
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Land Of The Lost is a cluster of quality quartzite crags hidden off the gullies and ridges of Horse Mountain. This is the closest sport climbing to the Arcata/Eureka area and consists primarily of shorter (40'-60' tall), well-bolted routes, with a handful of excellent trad lines interspersed. Check out the Pinch Me Wall for a plethora of moderates, or the Tropics/Three Amigos for the 5.11/5.12 crowd.

The season is typically spring to fall, as the area receives snow in the winter. There is a gate off of Titlow Hill Road that often stays closed until early summer, to protect trees in the area from the spread of Port Orford Cedar root rot disease. You can still climb at LOTL when the gate is closed, but it makes the access ~30 minutes longer, as you have to hike the road (instead of driving it).

There is an excellent camp site at the main parking area (Pinch Me Wall, Snag Crag, Tropics Wall, etc.). The entire area is primarily mature forest with expansive views of the Trinity Alps, and is absolutely beautiful.

Getting There

Heading east on Highway 299 from Arcata, take a right on Titlow Hill Road. Follow Titlow Hill for ~10 minutes until you reach the Horse Mountain Botanical Area. The access road is on your left, and has a seasonal US Forest Service gate that is often closed until early summer. Head down the road for ~1.1 miles, until you reach a couple of settling ponds/pools on your right. If you take the next right (4WD/high clearance road), it is ~0.7 miles to the parking for Pinch Me Wall, Snag Crag, Sunset Spire, the upper access for Glory Hole, and some other outlying crags. If you continue down the road for ~5 minutes, the Mr. T will be below the road on your left, and the Glory Hole will be up on the ridge to your right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Land Of The Lost

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Mommy's Little Monster
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Surprisingly Delightful
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Daddy's Little Devil
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Pinch Me I Must Be Dreaming
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Massif Groove
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Nighthawk
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 15
Shooter
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Case Dismissed
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Mineshaft
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Zacher Cracker
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 4
If I Slip, Then I'm Slippin
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 4
Land Before Time
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
The Losers' Club
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Big Boy Life
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
M.I.A.
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mommy's Little Monster Pinch Me Wall
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Surprisingly Delightful Pinch Me Wall
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Daddy's Little Devil Pinch Me Wall
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pinch Me I Must Be Dreaming Pinch Me Wall
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Massif Groove Midway Rock
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Nighthawk Pinch Me Wall
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Shooter Pinch Me Wall
 15
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Case Dismissed Glory Hole
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mineshaft Glory Hole
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Zacher Cracker Three Amigos Wall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
If I Slip, Then I'm Slippin Treasure Wall
 4
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Land Before Time Far Out Wall
 4
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
The Losers' Club Three Amigos Wall
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Big Boy Life Three Amigos Wall
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
M.I.A. Three Amigos Wall
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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