Arid Piles from the north. Photo by Blitzo.
The Arid Piles is a relatively large formation located at the southern end of the Lost Horse area and west of The Real Hidden Valley. Most of the routes were established in the 80's in bold style by an assortment of talented climbers including J. Bachar, A. Bartlett, C. Cole, M. Cranor, D. Evans, T. Gilje, M. Gingery, T. Gordon, D. Hensel, V. Kodas, M. Lechlinski, D. Nakahira, A. Nelson, R. Raffa, R. Raker, R. Vogel, J. Woodward, J. Yablonski, & T. Yaniro. Two classics in the area are 29 Palms
(5.11d), a stemming and palming testpiece and The Acid Crack
(5.12d), an overhanging thin crack.
This area is easy to access from The Real Hidden Valley parking lot. Walk west past the Houser Buttress, Zombie Woof Rock, and Miles of Piles Rock on a climber's access trail to The southern end of the Lost Horse area.
Weather station 10.8 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',1]
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Natural arch near the Arid Piles, JTNP.