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Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01619, -116.16139 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) is the heart and soul of Joshua Tree and conveniently offers a large number of high-quality boulder problems with little to no approach. Some problems are handily located within a campsite, so please ask the occupants for permission before climbing those problems.

Classics of the area include Stem Gem (V4) a unique palming/stemming problem that captures the essence of Josh bouldering, Scatterbrain (V6) a tricky overhanging arete, Caveman (V7) a line of (mostly) good holds out the underside of a large boulder and Orange Julius (V7) big moves up a thin orange dike.


Getting There 

Hidden Valley Campground is located 8.9 miles from the west entrance and 1.7 miles from the Cap Rock turnoff. Day use parking is available in the large lot situated along the east side of Intersection Rock as well as within the Campground itself near the bulletin board. Those lucky enough to secure a campsite will be able to access all of the problems in this area without driving.


102 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering:
The Womb   V-easy 3     Boulder, 13'   Manx Boulders Circuit : The Womb
Pinhead   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Zippy the Pinhead   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Holenoid (aka The Grundle from Down Under)   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Intersection Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 40'   HVCG West : Intersection Rock
Fishbait   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Lapse of Logic   V1 5     Boulder, 13'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Upsidedown Pineapple   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   HVCG South : Campsite Grotto
Dynamo Hum   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Triangle Boulder
The Boxer Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Meat Substitute   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Undertow   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Slabmaster   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Scatterbrain Area : Hensel Boulder
Off Camber   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Pigpen   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Pigpen Boulder
Stem Gem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Stem Gem Boulder
Peabrain   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Asteroid Belt Circuit : The Asteroid Boulder
Caveman   V6 7A     Boulder, 30'   HVCG West : Caveman Boulder
Scatterbrain    V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Orange Julius   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   HVCG East : Orange Julius Boulder
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