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Central Happiness Area

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Central Happiness Area 


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Elevation: 4,500'
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A typical day at the Central Happies.

Description 

This area is essentially the heart of the canyon both in terms of location as well as highly concentrated classics. The flat landings and quality of problems attract almost every first-time visitor, and for good reason.

Peter Croft's The Hulk is considered by many to be the best line in the canyon, and a pad's throw away to the neighboring boulder you can find the great but tricky Solarium. If you'd like to test your head, perhaps the beautifully angled and clean-cut Heavenly Path will suit you, with a balancy but solid crux and a top-out at around 25 feet.

If you only have limited time to visit the Happy Boulders, make this a stop on your list, as it would be a shame to miss it.


Getting There 

Central canyon on the main trail.


41 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central Happiness Area:
Which Road   V-easy 3     Boulder, 15'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Celestial Trail   V0- 4- PG13     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Donkey Boy   V0+ 4+ PG13     Boulder, 18'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Cross Roads   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Jugs of Life   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Happy Boulder
Heavenly Path   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Crossed Paths   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Beam Me Up Scottie   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Solarium Boulder
Rendezvous With an Alien   V3 6A     Boulder   Solarium Boulder
Solarium   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Solarium Boulder
Big Chicken   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Happy Boulder
Groundwater   V5 6C     Boulder   More Water, Less Power Boul...
Vulcan Crawl   V5 6C     Boulder, 30'   Happy Boulder
The Hulk   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Happy Boulder
Redrum   V7 7A+     Boulder, 6'   Solarium Boulder
Disco Diva   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   Happy Boulder
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Featured Route For Central Happiness Area
Josh Junkermeier, Big Chicken V4, Happy Boulders, Eastern Sierras.

Big Chicken V4 6B  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Happy Boulder
On the steep South face of the 'Happy Boulder', sit-start on a juggy shelf (same starting holds as 'The Hulk'). Make a tricky sequence up and right onto the arete. Continue up the steep arete heading left on better holds to a few fun last moves.Stand-start is v2...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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'Central Happiness Area', seen from the 'Desert Skies Area', looking towards the East Rim
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A wintery scene at the Central Happiness area.
A wintery scene at the Central Happiness area.
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