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
 49
The Womb
Boulder
V0- 4-
 58
Thingamajig
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 65
Holenoid (aka The Grundle from D…
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 40
Zippy the Pinhead
Boulder
V1 5
 32
Dynamo Hum
Boulder
V1 5
 41
Fishbait
Boulder
V2 5+
 76
The Boxer Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 49
Undertow
Boulder
V4 6B
 94
Stem Gem
Boulder
V4 6B
 81
Pigpen
Boulder
V4 6B
 25
Off Camber
Boulder
V5 6C
 16
Mystical Vibrations
Boulder
V6 7A
 14
Scatterbrain
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 47
Caveman
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4
 166
Pinhead
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Womb Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Womb
 49
V-easy 3 Boulder
Thingamajig Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Manx Boulders
 58
V0- 4- Boulder
Holenoid (aka The Grundle f… HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder
 65
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Zippy the Pinhead HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder
 40
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Dynamo Hum HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Triangle Boulder
 32
V1 5 Boulder
Fishbait Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Manx Boulders
 41
V1 5 Boulder
The Boxer Problem Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Manx Boulders
 76
V2 5+ Boulder
Undertow Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Manx Boulders
 49
V3 6A Boulder
Stem Gem HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Stem Gem Boulder
 94
V4 6B Boulder
Pigpen Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Pigpen Boulder
 81
V4 6B Boulder
Off Camber Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Manx Boulders
 25
V4 6B Boulder
Mystical Vibrations HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Mystical Vibrations
 16
V5 6C Boulder
Scatterbrain HVCG Bouldering… > … > Scatterbrain Area > Scatterbrain Boulder
 14
V6 7A Boulder
Caveman HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Caveman Boulder
 47
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Pinhead HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder
 166
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 Boulder
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