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Elevation: 4,200 ft 1,280 m
GPS: 34.0145, -116.1713
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Jun 19, 2002
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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 Suggest change

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Real Hidden Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 468
Fote Hog
Trad 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 1,442
Sail Away
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 415
Loose Lady
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1,088
Illusion Dweller
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 241
Run For Your Life
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 444
Clean and Jerk
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 77
Bebop Tango
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 69
Runaway
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 41
Hidden Arch
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 132
Leave it to Beaver (aka The Beaver)
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Tic Tic Boom
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 61
Satanic Mechanic
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
 14
The Chameleon
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 44
Bikini Whale
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Prime Real Estate
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fote Hog Sentinel > Sentinel - E Face
 468
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Sail Away Hidden Tower
 1,442
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Loose Lady Real Hidden Val… > Houser Buttress… > Houser Buttress
 415
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Illusion Dweller Sentinel > Sentinel - W Face
 1,088
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Run For Your Life Tumbling Rainbow Form…
 241
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Clean and Jerk Sports Challeng… > Sports Challenge Rock…
 444
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bebop Tango Solosby Wall
 77
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Runaway Tumbling Rainbow Form…
 69
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hidden Arch Real Hidden Val… > Houser Buttress… > Houser Buttress
 41
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Leave it to Beaver (aka The… Sports Challeng… > Sports Challenge Rock…
 132
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Tic Tic Boom Tumbling Rainbow Form…
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Satanic Mechanic Real Hidden Val… > Turtle Rock > Turtle Rock - S Face
 61
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Chameleon Sentinel > Sentinel - W Face
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Trad
Bikini Whale Hidden Cliff
 44
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Prime Real Estate Land that Time… > Upper Cow Rock
 6
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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