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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

103 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',43],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',45],['V2-3',40],['V4-5',13],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

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
Old Triangle Classic   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG West : Triangle Boulder
Intersection Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 40'   HVCG West : Intersection Rock
Upsidedown Pineapple   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   HVCG South : Campsite Grotto
Fishbait   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Lapse of Logic   V1 5     Boulder, 13'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Dynamo Hum   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Triangle Boulder
Meat Substitute   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
The Boxer Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Undertow   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Off Camber   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Stem Gem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Stem Gem Boulder
Peabrain   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Asteroid Belt Circuit : The Asteroid Boulder
Pigpen   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Pigpen Boulder
Scatterbrain    V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Caveman   V6 7A     Boulder, 30'   HVCG West : Caveman Boulder
Orange Julius   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   HVCG East : Orange Julius Boulder
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Featured Route For Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering
Mike starting the crux sequence on Caveman, V7

Caveman V6 7A  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Caveman Boulder
Start by climbing an adjacent boulder on the right side of the cave to access the huge starting jugs, traverse left on STEEEP jugs with bad feet to a cruXy low spot in the roof, finishing up fins and jugs. Downclimb and step off to finish at either the highest jug or at the furthest jug to the left.Traversing high at the start and utilizing the "hidden" hold, this problem might be V6, traversing low at the start is probably more like V7, avoiding the "hidden" hold is even a bit harder (IMO more ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Loop boulder
The Loop boulder
Steven Powers on stem gem, photo Kevin Calvert
Steven Powers on stem gem, photo Kevin Calvert
Near the top of Old Triangle Classic (V0+), Joshua Tree NP <br />
Near the top of Old Triangle Classic (V0+), Joshua...

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