Elevation: 4,271 ft
GPS: 34.013, -116.168 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tony B on Jun 26, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Locomotion rock is at the far southeast end of the Real Hidden Valley, a few hundred yards south of the Hidden Tower. The crag is visible from almost anywhere from the north or west once you are on the main Real Hidden Valley loop trail.

The often-climbed routes face primarily west/southwest on the large slab-like face. Most of the routes start from the ground in a slot between a second small cliff and are thus shaded from behind by the other rock. The ground belay remains primarily shady and cool. The climbs here are a mix of Easy trad leads (5.6-5.8) and harder topropes (5.10b-5.11c) with nothing inbetween to speak of. The rock is solid and trustworthy for protection.

The popular lines are Leaping Leaner (5.6) and Jumping Jehosephat (5.7). Either of these would be a fun moderate, but may be difficult for someone who does not jam well.

Rap anchors on the top of each end of the rock will return you to the base.

Getting There

Enter the Real Hidden Valley from the standard entrance an immediately head to the right (East) on the loop trail. Skirt this until an obvious low-angle "hogback" like rock appears to your south, then scramble over on a trail to the West side of this crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Locomotion Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
Hhecht
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 259
Leaping Leaner
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Grain Dance
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hhecht
 27
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Leaping Leaner
 259
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Grain Dance
 27
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
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