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Lost Horse Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,100'
Location: 34.0218, -116.179 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rob "rk" Kalinowski on Jul 9, 2002

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Jared on the traverse.


An interesting looking (look for the "sun" and large spot 1/3 the way up) large, and wide wall with a bunch of very nice multi pitch (2-4 pitch) routes on it. Classics include a The Swift (easy 7), Roan Way and Dappled Mare (8) and Bird On A Wire (10a). With a good, solid but not super obvious decent walk off, makes for a great climb. Mix up your J-Tree day with some cool multi-pitch!

Getting There 

Take the Ranger Station Road west for about a half of mile, to the small parking on the south (left) or a bit more to a larger lot on the right. Lost Horse Wall is several hundred yards to the south of the road. It's basically on the east side of the valley you walk into, so it faces west and gets lots of sun. (read - hot!)

Getting to the routes requires some easy scrambling to a ledge system that you can move around to find your route. I suggest finding your route on the the wall before getting really close up!

Decents for the routes are walk offs to the right (south) down some boulders and slabs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lost Horse Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lost Horse Wall:
The Swift   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Dappled Mare   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Roan Way   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Mare's Tail   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Bird on a Wire   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
LA Woman   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Lost Horse Wall - Left Side
Lost and Found   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
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Featured Route For Lost Horse Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Turning the corner after the traverse down from th...

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

Photos of Lost Horse Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking Back at the First Belay
Looking Back at the First Belay
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Horse Wall, Joshua Tree NP
Lost Horse Wall, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Lost Horse Wall from the parking lot
BETA PHOTO: View of Lost Horse Wall from the parking lot
Rock Climbing Photo: The refueling station at the top of Dappled Mare.
The refueling station at the top of Dappled Mare.
Rock Climbing Photo: joshua trees at the base of the Lost Horse Wall.
joshua trees at the base of the Lost Horse Wall.

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