This is the large formation to your left just as you leave the parking area to enter the Real Hidden Valley. There are many great routes including the fine splitters, In the Pit (5.10a)*, Semi Tough (5.10d)***, Martin Quits (5.10c)***. Broken Glass (5.10a), Solo (5.9+) and the False Tumbling Rainbow (5.8+) are also good.
Park right in front of the Real Hidden Valley trailhead. Look up and left and it is the formation directly in front of you.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gateway Rock:
Broken Glass 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Martin Quits 5.10c Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Semi Tough 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
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Broken Glass 5.10a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Gateway Rock
This route lies on the left side of a buttress of rock, near the northeast corner of Gateway Rock. It lies about 50 feet right of Solo. Just as you enter into Real Hidden Valley, where the nature trail "T"s, look left to the northeast corner of Gateway Rock. This dogleg crack lies on the east (left) side of a small buttress.This climb has cleaned up very nicely over the years. A good lead for someone breaking into the grade....[more] Browse More Classics in CA