Aiguille de Joshua Tree
Dairy Queen Wall
Hill Street Blues
Imaginary Voyage Formation
Ken Black Memorial Dome
Left Hand of Darkness
Lost Horse Wall
Moving to Montana Boulder
Poon Tang Rock
Ranger Station Rock
Rock Garden Valley
Super Creeps Wall
Super Heros Wall
Tiny Tots Rock
Uncle Remus Block
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lost Horse Area:
Aiguille de Joshua Tree (aka The Finger of Hercules) 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a X Trad, 1 pitch, 30' Aiguille de Joshua Tree
Double Dogleg 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
Mr. Misty Kiss 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60' Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Right Si...
White Lightning 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120' Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
The Swift 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 400' Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Dappled Mare 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 300' Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Overseer 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120' Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Rock Candy 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Rock Garden Valley : Rock Garden Valley - Left S...
Prepackaged 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80' Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Bird on a Wire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 230' Lost Horse Wall : Lost Horse Wall - Right Sid...
Poodles are People Too 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120' Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
Pat Adams Dihedral 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80' Dairy Queen Wall : Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
Scary Poodles 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Hemingway Buttress : Hemingway Buttress (East Fa...
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Pat Adams Dihedral 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dairy Queen Wall - Left Sid...
This is another neglected classic which is found on the left side of the Dairy Queen Wall. Once at the base of the cliff climb the excellent Leap Year Flake or Leap Erickson as an approach pitch. Once atop these routes you'll be under a large overhang capping a right facing corner which is the route.The undercling/layback just off the start is the crux, and after the first 30 feet of climbing, you have to go up and around the roof which is easier, but a bit scary. An excellent stopper...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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