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HVCG Bouldering Circuit  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01742, -116.16324 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 18, 2007
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Description 

The circuit in and around Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) is a large one and has been broken up geographically into the cardinal directions to help better locate the problems.

Problems in this circuit range from V-easy to V10 with a good selection of problems in the V6 and under range. Some of the better here include The Left Nixon Crack (V0 R), Lapse of Logic (V1), The Function (V3 R), Stem Gem (V4), Bachar's Traverse (V4), Scatterbrain (V6), Caveman (V7), Orange Julius (V7) and Monkeyclaw (V10).

Getting There 

Park in the day use lot below Intersection Rock's east face, or if camping in Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) simply walk from your campsite, to the respective area of HVCG you wish to visit.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

56 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',21],['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',26],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for HVCG Bouldering Circuit:
Knuckle Cracker   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Intersection Rock
Pinhead   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Old Triangle Classic   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG West : Triangle Boulder
Holenoid (aka The Grundle from Down Under)   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Zippy the Pinhead   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Upsidedown Pineapple   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   HVCG South : Campsite Grotto
Pocket Change   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Scatterbrain Area : Hensel Boulder
Dynamo Hum   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Triangle Boulder
Lapse of Logic   V1 5     Boulder, 13'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Intersection Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 40'   HVCG West : Intersection Rock
Slabmaster   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Scatterbrain Area : Hensel Boulder
Stem Gem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Stem Gem 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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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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