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Real Hidden Valley Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
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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

268 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',48],['2 Stars',108],['1 Star',89],['Bomb',7]
['<=5.6',21],['5.7',22],['5.8',26],['5.9',35],['5.10',96],['5.11',43],['5.12',20],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Real Hidden Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Real Hidden Valley:
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 PG13     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 ...
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
29 Palms   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Arid Piles : Arid Piles - Northwest Face
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...
Tic Tic Boom   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Tumbling Rainbow Formation
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
Prime Real Estate   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper Cow Rock
The Acid Crack   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Arid Piles : Arid Piles - Southwest Face
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Featured Route For Real Hidden Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolts to the right of Illusion Dweller

The Chameleon 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - West Face
This amazing line takes the second line of bolts off the ground to the right of Illusion Dweller (the first being old 1/4 inch bolts from an .11d). Tricky and challenging face climbing past five bolts constitutes the technical crux, while the 'redpoint' crux is 30 feet of gritty, flared crack that arches left to join Illusion Dweller before its crux. Shares the Illusion Dweller rappel anchor. Someone must follow to clean; descend as for Illusion Dweller WITH AT LEAST A 60M...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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

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