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South Horror Rock

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This is Only a Test T 

South Horror Rock 

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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 33.99865, -116.1472 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 21, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: South Horror Rock, featuring Lazy Day.


South Horror Rock, one of the closest rocks to the parking area, is home to a number of fun and challenging routes that due to a minimal approach often see traffic.

Some of the better climbs here include the fun crack of Lazy Day (5.7), the balancy and slabby arete that's Garden Angel (5.10a), Dog Day Afternoon (5.10b) with it's steep face climbing and Cactus Flower (5.11b) which requires a combination of power and grace to succeed.

Getting There 

Easily reached via a good trail from the paved parking area.

Climbing Season

12 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Horror Rock:
Lazy Day   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Garden Angel   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dog Day Afternoon   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Cactus Flower   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Nathan Fitzhugh the last bolt is where the lower part of the arch overlaps the upper part. Easier climbing but a tad run out. Fun climb.

Garden Angel 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : South Horror Rock
This climbs the left arete of the leftmost rock as seen from the parking area and it lies 20' left of an obvious crack (Lazy Day). Three bolts and balance take one up this fun little route which is a good quick hit if in the vicinity. From the top it is possible to rap from anchors located above and to the right of this climb (recommended) or one can walk off down left(climber's). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Jeff Crow works the arete on Garden Angel.  Photo: Mike Morley
Jeff Crow works the arete on Garden Angel. Photo:...
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Photo/topo for South Horror Rock (E. Face), Joshua Tree NP <br /> <br />A. Garden Angel (5.10a) <br />B. Lazy Day (5.7) <br />C. Perhaps (5.9) <br />D. Cactus Flower (5.11b) <br />E. This is Only a Test (5.12) <br />F. My Senior project (5.9) <br />G. Flash Gordon (5.7)
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