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Gateway Rock

California > Joshua Tree NP > Real Hidden Valley

Description

This is the large formation to your left just as you leave the parking area to enter the Real Hidden Valley. There are many great routes including the fine splitters, In the Pit (5.10a)*, Semi Tough (5.10d)***, Martin Quits (5.10c)***. Broken Glass (5.10a), Solo (5.9+) and the False Tumbling Rainbow (5.8+) are also good.

Getting There

Park right in front of the Real Hidden Valley trailhead. Look up and left and it is the formation directly in front of you.

Routes from Left to Right

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
False Tumbling Rainbow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 2
Hands Away
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 2
Lay Back And Do It
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Solo
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Broken Glass
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
In The Pit
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 2
Pit Bull Attack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 35
Semi Tough
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 46
Martin Quits
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
False Tumbling Rainbow
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hands Away
 2
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Lay Back And Do It
 2
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Solo
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Broken Glass
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
In The Pit
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Pit Bull Attack
 2
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Semi Tough
 35
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Martin Quits
 46
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad

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Gateway Rock
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Gateway Rock, north face
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The northwest face of Gateway Rock from the trail from the north.
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