Lost Horse Area Rock Climbing
Happy bee and Beavertail cactus flower, Joshua Tre...
The Lost Horse Area covers popular rocks including The Lost Horse Wall, Hemingway Buttress
, Dairy Queen Wall, Freeway Wall, Shorter Wall, Tiny Tots, Atlantis Wall
, and others. Count on crowds at popular areas such as DQ, Hemingway, and Lost Horse Wall. Shorter Wall and Atlantis are popular with larger groups due to the high density of moderates. The South Side of Lost Horse Wall boasts some of the longer routes in the Park including classics Dappled Mare
and Bird on a Wire
(not to be confused with 'Bird of Fire' - that's in a completely different area!).
Lost Horse is located between Quail Springs (Trashcan Rock) and Hidden Valley Campground on the south side of Quail Springs Road. Approach via the designated Hemingway parking area along Quail Springs Road for the following rocks: DQ, IRS, Copenhagen, Hemingway. Approach along the dirt road to Lost Horse Ranger Station (several pullouts, but limited parking) for the following: Freeway Wall, Tiny Tots, Rock Garden, Shorter Wall, Lost Horse, and Atlantis.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
545 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',72],['2 Stars',229],['1 Star',227],['Bomb',7]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Horse Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Horse Area:
Featured Route For Lost Horse Area
Cakewalk 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c California
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Upper Freeway Wall
Cakewalk climbs an obvious crack on the south side of Freeway Wall, fairly high up the gully before reaching the highpoint of a small pass.Climb the nice thin hand crack up to where the wall steepens and the crack thins. Traverse left a few feet to a juggy hand crack going over a small overhang. Head up and a bit right on the crack as it goes from hands to fingers to fist.This is a nice sustained pitch. Pretty easy for 5.9 - this is a good lead for those breaking into 9....[more] Browse More Classics in California
Last light over Lost Horse, Joshua Tree NP
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Panorama, looking west from Hemingway
BETA PHOTO: dairy queen wall and hemingway buttress from the h...
Yucca bloom near Lost Horse Road, Joshua Tree NP
Dairy Queen Wall, Left and right from the top of P...
BETA PHOTO: Playhouse Rock
Moonrise at Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Horse Ranger Station Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Cool looking rocks at Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
Lost Horse. Photo by Blitzo.
The Cohn Property, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Another trailside problem
Scrub Jay near Hemingway Buttress, Joshua Tree NP
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Jeremy Freeman on Left Banana Crack