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Outback Bouldering  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0202, -116.165 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Outback is the large open valley to the north of Hidden Valley Campground that features several notable formations as well as lots of excellent bouldering. The rock varies in quality from average to excellent, but the fun stuff is a smooth, tan-colored rock with abundant, dark patina patches that form incredible holds not unlike sandstone. Problems of all grades are to be found here all within a short walk of each other and the Campground.

Highlights of the area include the Hobbit Hole Offwidth (V0-), False Hueco (V1), Chuckawalla (V1), Powell Face (V3), White Rastafarian (V3), How's Your Mama? (V4), Scorpion Roof Direct (V6), Relic (V9) and Tidal Wave (V11).

Getting There 

The western portion of The Outback is easily approached by walking past the west face of The Blob or through the apex of the western loop of Hidden Valley Campground, along the east face of The Blob. Problems in the eastern portion of The Outback are more easily approached from the back loop of Hidden Valley Campground, by walking between the east side of Outhouse Rock and the west face of Rock Hudson.

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66 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',17],['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',21],['V2-3',25],['V4-5',15],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',2],['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 Outback Bouldering:
Hobbit Hole Offwidth   V0- 4-     Boulder, 12'   Hobbit Hole Boulder
False Hueco   V1 5     Boulder, 11'   False Hueco Boulder
Chuckawalla   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Chuckawalla Boulder
False Hueco Traverse   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   False Hueco Boulder
Powell Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 18'   Powell Boulder
White Rastafarian   V3 6A R     Boulder, 20'   White Rastafarian Boulder
How's Your Mama?   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Family Boulder
Yabba Dabba Don't   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Yabba Dabba Don't Boulder
Not So Thin Lizzie   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Lizzie Boulder
Roof Romp   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Romp Roof
Little Chucky   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   Chuckawalla Boulder
Thin Lizzie   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Lizzie Boulder
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Outback. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Outback.
Photo by Blitzo.
its all commitment at this point
its all commitment at this point
Fun problem on the Peyote formation
BETA PHOTO: Fun problem on the Peyote formation
A cool-looking boulder in the Outback, Joshua Tree.
A cool-looking boulder in the Outback, Joshua Tree...
Chas on Bloodline, Joshua Tree NP
Chas on Bloodline, Joshua Tree NP
The Outback.  From atop Lizzy Boulder
The Outback. From atop Lizzy Boulder
Desert Rock Pea (Lotus rigidus) in the Outback, Joshua Tree NP.  <br />
Desert Rock Pea (Lotus rigidus) in the Outback, Jo...
Cole Boulder, False Hueco Boulder and The Blob. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cole Boulder, False Hueco Boulder and The Blob.
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Ladies and Gentleman - Chris Miller - Joshua Tree extrordinaire
Ladies and Gentleman - Chris Miller - Joshua Tree ...
The Outback. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Outback.
Photo by Blitzo.
Flowers near Scorpion Roof, Joshua Tree NP
Flowers near Scorpion Roof, Joshua Tree NP
Tital Wave, Chuckawalla, Rock Hudson. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Tital Wave, Chuckawalla, Rock Hudson.
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The Outback from <a href='/v/voices-boulder/105790011'>Voices Boulder</a>.
The Outback from Voices Boulder.

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