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Areas in Real Hidden Valley Bouldering

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Semi-Precious Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Turtle Rock Circuit 0 / 0 / 0 / 42 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 42

Description

Real Hidden Valley Bouldering is made up of the Real Hidden Valley Circuit, which is centered around the namesake Real Hidden Valley, and the Turtle Rock Circuit, which is just to the south and centered about the large mass of Turtle Rock.

The Real Hidden Valley Circuit has a number of good problems from V-easy to V6, most of which are scattered about various boulders near the entrance to Real Hidden Valley proper although there are exceptions. Notable problems include the highball Betty Jo Yablonksi (V0 R) up a vertical face with horizontals to an exciting finish, Saturday Night Live (V4) a much photographed and kinesthetically pleasing dyno problem and Kirkatron (V5) a shorter but more difficult version of the ever popular Gunsmoke.

The Turtle Rock Circuit is the more extensive of the two and has a wide range of problems from V-easy to V11 with many quality problems V5 and under making this a great area for easy to moderate boulering. Some of the better problems here include Classic Curl (V0+), Turtle Face Center (V2), Block Party (V3), Digitalis Destructi (V4 R) and So High (V5 R).

Getting There

Park in the large Real Hidden Valley parking area (it can get very crowded on the weekends and during the holidays and spring break) and make a short walk to the boulders. Betty Jo Yablonski and the aptly named Entrance Boulder are visible at the start of the nature trail, while the Saturday Night Live Boulder lies to the west along a trail on the way to Houser Buttress.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Real Hidden Valley Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 38
Northwest Arete
Boulder
V-easy 3
 14
Hot and Juicy
Boulder
V0- 4-
 31
Right Arete
Boulder
V0+ 4+ R
 3
Act of Contrition
Boulder
V1- 5-
 13
Classic Curl
Boulder
V1 5
 42
Turtle Face, Left
Boulder
V1 5
 40
Turnbuckle
Boulder
V1 5
 23
Morning Glory
Boulder
V2 5+
 17
Turtle Face Center
Boulder
V3 6A R
 10
Shipwreck
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Black Velvet
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Fist Full of Walnuts
Boulder
V4 6B
 78
Saturday Night Live
Boulder
V5 6C R
 7
So High
Boulder
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4 R
 31
Betty Jo Yablonksi
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Northwest Arete Turtle Rock Cir… > Wedge Boulder
 38
V-easy 3 Boulder
Hot and Juicy Semi-Precious B… > Semi-Precious Boulder
 14
V-easy 3 Boulder
Right Arete Turtle Rock Cir… > Wedge Boulder
 31
V0- 4- Boulder
Act of Contrition Turtle Rock Cir… > Broken Egg
 3
V0+ 4+ R Boulder
Classic Curl Turtle Rock Cir… > Black Velvet Boulder
 13
V1- 5- Boulder
Turtle Face, Left Turtle Rock Cir… > Wedge Boulder
 42
V1 5 Boulder
Turnbuckle Turtle Rock Cir… > Turnbuckle Rock
 40
V1 5 Boulder
Morning Glory Turtle Rock Cir… > Wave Boulder
 23
V1 5 Boulder
Turtle Face Center Turtle Rock Cir… > Wedge Boulder
 17
V2 5+ Boulder
Shipwreck Turtle Rock Cir… > Shipwreck Boulder
 10
V3 6A R Boulder
Black Velvet Turtle Rock Cir… > Black Velvet Boulder
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Fist Full of Walnuts Turtle Rock Cir… > Shipwreck Boulder
 12
V3 6A Boulder
Saturday Night Live Real Hidden Val… > Saturday Night Live B…
 78
V4 6B Boulder
So High Turtle Rock Cir… > So High Boulder
 7
V5 6C R Boulder
Betty Jo Yablonksi Real Hidden Val… > Entrance Boulde… > Betty Jo Rock
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0 4 R Boulder
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