Elevation: 4,194 ft
GPS: 34.015, -116.161 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Feb 22, 2005
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) is the heart and soul of Joshua Tree and conveniently offers a large number of high-quality boulder problems with little to no approach. Some problems are handily located within a campsite, so please ask the occupants for permission before climbing those problems.

Classics of the area include Stem Gem (V4) a unique palming/stemming problem that captures the essence of Josh bouldering, Scatterbrain (V6) a tricky overhanging arete, Caveman (V7) a line of (mostly) good holds out the underside of a large boulder and Orange Julius (V7) big moves up a thin orange dike.

Getting There

Hidden Valley Campground is located 8.9 miles from the west entrance and 1.7 miles from the Cap Rock turnoff. Day use parking is available in the large lot situated along the east side of Intersection Rock as well as within the Campground itself near the bulletin board. Those lucky enough to secure a campsite will be able to access all of the problems in this area without driving.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 84
The Womb
Boulder
V0- 4-
 84
Thingamajig
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 112
Holenoid (aka The Grundle from D…
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 59
Zippy the Pinhead
Boulder
V1 5
 41
Dynamo Hum
Boulder
V1 5
 62
Fishbait
Boulder
V2 5+
 118
The Boxer Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 72
Undertow
Boulder
V4 6B
 151
Stem Gem
Boulder
V4 6B
 143
Pigpen
Boulder
V4 6B
 32
Off Camber
Boulder
V5 6C
 53
Mystical Vibrations
Boulder
V6 7A
 29
Scatterbrain
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 61
Caveman
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4
 254
Pinhead
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Womb Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Womb
 84
V-easy 3 Boulder
Thingamajig Manx/Asteroid B… > … > Manx Boulders > Manx Boulders - South…
 84
V0- 4- Boulder
Holenoid (aka The Grundle f… HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder
 112
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Zippy the Pinhead HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder
 59
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Dynamo Hum HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Triangle Boulder
 41
V1 5 Boulder
Fishbait Manx/Asteroid B… > … > Manx Boulders > Manx Boulders - North…
 62
V1 5 Boulder
The Boxer Problem Manx/Asteroid B… > … > Manx Boulders > Manx Boulders - North…
 118
V2 5+ Boulder
Undertow Manx/Asteroid B… > … > Manx Boulders > Manx Boulders - North…
 72
V3 6A Boulder
Stem Gem HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Stem Gem Boulder
 151
V4 6B Boulder
Pigpen Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Pigpen Boulder
 143
V4 6B Boulder
Off Camber Manx/Asteroid B… > … > Manx Boulders > Manx Boulders - North…
 32
V4 6B Boulder
Mystical Vibrations HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Mystical Vibrations
 53
V5 6C Boulder
Scatterbrain HVCG Bouldering… > … > Scatterbrain Area > Scatterbrain Boulder
 29
V6 7A Boulder
Caveman HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Caveman Boulder
 61
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Pinhead HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder
 254
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 Boulder
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