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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

111 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering:
The Womb   V-easy 3     Boulder, 13'   Manx Boulders Circuit : The Womb
Thingamajig   V0- 4-     Boulder, 16'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Pinhead   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Old Triangle Classic   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG West : Triangle 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
Lapse of Logic   V1 5     Boulder, 13'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Intersection Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 40'   HVCG West : Intersection Rock
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
Stem Gem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Stem Gem Boulder
Pigpen   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Pigpen Boulder
Peabrain   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Asteroid Belt Circuit : The Asteroid Boulder
Off Camber   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Mystical Vibrations   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   HVCG North : Mystical Vibrations
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
Rock Climbing Photo:    The earth rolls on the grand axis,... and ol' S...

Orange Julius V7 7A+  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Orange Julius Boulder
Start in overhanging huecoish terrain to gain small crimps at the bottom of the dike. Pull a straightforward but powerful, reachy sequence on tweaky edges with little to no feet. Once your feet are established on the dike, the difficulty eases. Favors tall climbers. At 5'9" I was campusing between edges through the crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Loop boulder
The Loop boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Steven Powers on stem gem, photo Kevin Calvert
Steven Powers on stem gem, photo Kevin Calvert
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the top of Old Triangle Classic (V0+), Joshua...
Near the top of Old Triangle Classic (V0+), Joshua...

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