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Areas in Real Hidden Valley

Alps Rock 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Arid Piles 17 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Bite Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Brown Wall, The 9 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Doggie Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elephant Dome 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Gateway Rock 8 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Great Burrito 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Hidden Cliff, The 2 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Hidden Tower 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Locomotion Rock 10 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Lower Cow Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mount Grossvogel 12 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Otter Cliffs, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pitted Rock 7 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Prime Time Crag 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Real Hidden Valley Vicinity 52 / 6 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 63
Saavy Dome 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Sand Castle, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Sentinel, The 20 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Short Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Slanta Claus Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Snake Dome 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Solosby Wall 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Sports Challenge Rock 20 / 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Sunset Rock 3 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Taco, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Thin Wall, The 14 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Three Pile Island 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Tumbling Rainbow Formation 11 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 15
Upper Cow Rock 7 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Wailing Wall, The 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Wart, The 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Wimp Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Worthwhile Pile 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8

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.

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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
 291
Fote Hog
Trad 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 887
Sail Away
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 231
Wild Wind
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 78
Tumbling Rainbow
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 118
Western Saga
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 142
Sphincter Quits
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 261
Loose Lady
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 183
Ball Bearing
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 646
Illusion Dweller
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 160
Run For Your Life
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 136
Fisticuffs
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 253
Clean and Jerk
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 101
Child's Play
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 85
Congratulations
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 64
Leave it to Beaver (aka The Beaver)
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fote Hog Sentinel > Sentinel - E Face
 291
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Sail Away Hidden Tower
 887
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Wild Wind Hidden Tower
 231
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tumbling Rainbow Tumbling Rainbow Form…
 78
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Western Saga Sentinel > Sentinel - E Face
 118
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sphincter Quits Sports Challeng… > Sports Challenge Rock…
 142
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Loose Lady Real Hidden Val… > Houser Buttress… > Houser Buttress
 261
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Ball Bearing Sentinel > Sentinel - E Face
 183
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Illusion Dweller Sentinel > Sentinel - W Face
 646
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Run For Your Life Tumbling Rainbow Form…
 160
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Fisticuffs Tumbling Rainbow Form…
 136
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Clean and Jerk Sports Challeng… > Sports Challenge Rock…
 253
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Child's Play Thin Wall
 101
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
Congratulations Thin Wall
 85
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
Leave it to Beaver (aka The… Sports Challeng… > Sports Challenge Rock…
 64
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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