Houser buttress area. Photo by Blitzo.
A well-marked trail starting from the Real Hidden Valley parking lot leads west along the southern edge of the rocky hillside directly to the Houser Buttress Area. Plan on about 5 minutes for the walk plus a bit more time to reach the base of your chosen route.
Weather station 10.7 miles from here
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Hidden Arch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Houser Buttress
From the Real Hidden Valley parking area approach as per Loose Lady via the marked climber's trail. The climb is not visible for most of the approach as it is west-facing. Once up at the base of Houser Buttress the climb will be obvious as a left-facing arching crack/corner system down and left from Loose Lady. A bit of easy scrambling leads down to the base. Face climbing past two bolts (5.10) leads to the base of the arch where a fixed pin will be found (small cam placement too...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Houser Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
By Adam Stackhouse
Apr 23, 2007
As an alternate to the Lost Horse Road, hiking past this area can take one out to the Arid Piles.