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Saavy Dome 
Sand Castle, The 
Sentinel, The 
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Snake Dome 
Solosby Wall 
Sports Challenge Rock 
Sunset Rock 
Taco, The 
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Three Pile Island 
Tumbling Rainbow Formation 
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Wailing Wall, The 
Wart, The 
Wimp Tower 
Worthwhile Rock 

Real Hidden Valley  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0145, -116.1713 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

A short walk south along the now paved road from Hidden Valley Campground puts you in the Real Hidden Valley parking area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.4 miles from here

232 Total Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',46],['2 Stars',93],['1 Star',74],['Bomb',6]
['<=5.6',16],['5.7',18],['5.8',21],['5.9',31],['5.10',84],['5.11',38],['5.12',19],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['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 Real Hidden Valley:
Leaping Leaner   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Locomotion Rock
Fote Hog   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   The Sentinel : The Sentinel - East Face
Sail Away   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Hidden Tower
Sphincter Quits   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Wes...
Loose Lady   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Houser Buttress Area : Houser Buttress
Ball Bearing   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Sentinel : The Sentinel - East Face
Fisticuffs   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Tumbling Rainbow Formation
Illusion Dweller   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Sentinel : The Sentinel - West Face
Run For Your Life   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Tumbling Rainbow Formation
Clean and Jerk   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Eas...
Winds of Whoopee   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Real Hidden Valley Vicinity : Miles Of Piles Rock - West ...
The Rubberfat Syndrome   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 100'   The Sentinel : The Sentinel - West Face
Runaway   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Tumbling Rainbow Formation
Desert Song   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   The Sentinel : The Sentinel - West Face
Hidden Arch   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Houser Buttress Area : Houser Buttress
The Centipede   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Sentinel : The Sentinel - West Face
Tic Tic Boom   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Tumbling Rainbow Formation
Leave it to Beaver (aka The Beaver)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sports Challenge Rock : Sports Challenge Rock - Eas...
Bikini Whale   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Hidden Cliff
The Chameleon   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Sentinel : The Sentinel - West Face
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Featured Route For Real Hidden Valley
Randy Leavitt, 1981 or so

Hidden Arch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Houser Buttress
From the Real Hidden Valley parking area approach as per Loose Lady via the marked climber's trail. The climb is not visible for most of the approach as it is west-facing. Once up at the base of Houser Buttress the climb will be obvious as a left-facing arching crack/corner system down and left from Loose Lady. A bit of easy scrambling leads down to the base. Face climbing past two bolts (5.10) leads to the base of the arch where a fixed pin will be found (small cam placement too...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Sunset over Real Hidden Valley, November 2007
Sunset over Real Hidden Valley, November 2007
The Trojan. Photo by Blitzo.
The Trojan. Photo by Blitzo.
Spring bloom in the Real Hidden Valley. The Hershe...
Spring bloom in the Real Hidden Valley. The Hershe...
Balanced Rock near Real Hidden Valley. Photo by Bl...
Balanced Rock near Real Hidden Valley. Photo by Bl...
I managed (barely) to lead this classic route on m...
I managed (barely) to lead this classic route on m...
The Tumbling Rainbow formation in Real Hidden Vall...
The Tumbling Rainbow formation in Real Hidden Vall...
The Boulders with the sunset light are those which...
BETA PHOTO: The Boulders with the sunset light are those which...
Hidden Tower. Photo by Blitzo.
Hidden Tower. Photo by Blitzo.
Real Hidden Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Real Hidden Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Looky-loos!
Looky-loos!
Beavertail and Sports Challenge Rock. Photo by Bli...
Beavertail and Sports Challenge Rock. Photo by Bli...
A Claret Cup cactus blooms in the Real Hidden Vall...
A Claret Cup cactus blooms in the Real Hidden Vall...
Spring Bloom in the Real Hidden Valley, amazing.  ...
Spring Bloom in the Real Hidden Valley, amazing. ...
Climber on Illusion Dweller
Climber on Illusion Dweller
The Wailing Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
The Wailing Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Wandering in Real Hidden Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Wandering in Real Hidden Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Yuccas neat The Entrance Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Yuccas neat The Entrance Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Spring Bloom, wow.  April 08.
Spring Bloom, wow. April 08.
Real Hidden Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Real Hidden Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Elephant and Snake Domes
BETA PHOTO: Elephant and Snake Domes
Cool looking rocks
Cool looking rocks
Great Burrito formation from the bird's eye!
Great Burrito formation from the bird's eye!
Bryson encounters an oddly-shaped piece of granite...
Bryson encounters an oddly-shaped piece of granite...
"Aerial view from Real Hidden Valley"
BETA PHOTO: "Aerial view from Real Hidden Valley"

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