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This area of Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) stretches from the Caveman Boulder
, which sits at the southeast end of the Old Woman, north a little to a little past the Stem Gem Area which sits at the southeast corner of The Blob.
Problems here range in difficulty from V-easy to V10 with a huge concentration of problems V6 and under. Standout problems of the area include Dynamo Hum
(V1), Stem Gem
(V4), Mumbles Mumblephone
(V4), The Yabolator (V6), Caveman
(V7) and Monkeyclaw (V10).
Head east from the Day Use parking lot and then make a left (heading in a northerly direction) following a paved road which runs through the Campground.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
26 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
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Stem Gem V4 6B CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Stem Gem Boulder
Located in a small group of campsites on the Southern end of the Blob formation. Please ask permission for bouldering in occupied campsites.Stem Gem is the Quintessencial JTree boulder problem, embodying the essence of Joshua Tree climbing: Highly technical and often times perplexing movement across extremely friction dependant, featurless granite. Indeed, this problem has nary a hold on it, the only thing making it climbable is its coarse friction and the undulating nature of the stone.Getting ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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