Lost Horse Wall - Right Side Rock Climbing
Looking Back at the First Belay
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.
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.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Horse Wall - Right Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Horse Wall - Right Side:
The Swift 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Roan Way 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Mare's Tail 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Featured Route For Lost Horse Wall - Right Side
Dappled Mare 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c California
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Approach: walk up the wash below the Lost Horse Wall. Your landmark for finding this route is the traverse down and left along a horizontal from the top of P2 into P3; look for this about halfway down the ledge that defines the right side of the wall. At the left edge of this traverse, there is an obvious, left-facing dihedral. Scramble up boulders to reach the approach pitch.Photo opportunity: as the leader gets into the dihedral at the start of P3, they end up parallel with and 15...[more] Browse More Classics in California
Lost Horse Wall - Right Side, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: NOT the way to go on P2 haha! Still fun- if a bit...
Lost Horse Wall - Right Side. Photo by Blitzo.
By Adam Lee
May 27, 2010
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.