Climbers in Real Hidden Valley.
Real Hidden Valley is a circular-shaped area - I'm not sure if “box canyon” is quite the precise term for it, but hopefully you get the idea. It is home to some J-Tree super-ultra-mega classics such as the delightful Sail Away
(easily protected 5.8 crack), the adrenaline-pumping Run For Your Life
(5.10b scary runout face/friction), Clean And Jerk
(5.10c crack), Leave It To Beaver (5.12a - usually done as a TR), the masochist's dream Fisticuffs
(5.10b fists and larger), and of course the ever-popular Illusion Dweller
(5.10b perfect crack). Sports Challenge Rock
and The Thin Wall
are excellent (read: popular) top-rope areas, each with a high concentration of fun routes. Locomotion Rock
has a few short, easier routes for the aspiring leader.
Several excellent bouldering problems lie just beyond the parking area (both west and south). Areas and climbs found outside the canyon itself have now been relocated to Real Hidden Valley Vicinity.
A short walk south along the now paved road from Hidden Valley Campground puts you in the Real Hidden Valley parking area.
Weather station 10.4 miles from here
232 Total Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',46],['2 Stars',91],['1 Star',76],['Bomb',5]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Real Hidden Valley:
Featured Route For Real Hidden Valley
Run For Your Life 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Tumbling Rainbow Formation
A standout climb of the Real Hidden Valley area. A sporty start gives way to fairly well-protected climbing on impeccable stone. A must for those climbing at the grade. To belay, you can simply loop some giant plates on top for an anchor and then use the rap anchors to the left atop Runaway to descend. If you wish you can walk off, although this is long and involved. One positive aspect is it takes you past the Solosby face. Four stars out of five...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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