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Elevation: 4,194 ft 1,278 m
GPS: 34.01524, -116.16129
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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.

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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
 125
The Womb
Boulder
V0 4 PG13
 34
Left Nixon Crack
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 144
Holenoid (aka The Grundle from D…
Boulder
V2 5+
 162
The Boxer Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 103
Undertow
Boulder
V3 6A R
 5
The Funktion
Boulder
V4 6B
 246
Stem Gem
Boulder
V4 6B
 205
Pigpen
Boulder
V5- 6C
 126
Mystical Vibrations
Boulder
V6 7A
 39
Scatterbrain
Boulder
V7 7A+
 96
Caveman
Boulder
V8 7B
 46
Yogi Variation (aka Yogi Lite)
Boulder
V9 7C
 6
Bittersweet
Boulder
V10 7C+
 7
Caveman Yabo
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4
 332
Pinhead
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Womb Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Womb
 125
V-easy 3 Boulder
Left Nixon Crack HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Nixon Cracks
 34
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
Holenoid (aka The Grundle f… HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder
 144
V0+ 4+ Boulder
The Boxer Problem Manx/Asteroid B… > … > Manx Boulders > Manx Boulders - North…
 162
V2 5+ Boulder
Undertow Manx/Asteroid B… > … > Manx Boulders > Manx Boulders - North…
 103
V3 6A Boulder
The Funktion HVCG Bouldering… > … > Scatterbrain Area > Cube (aka Funktion Bo…
 5
V3 6A R Boulder
Stem Gem HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Stem Gem Boulder
 246
V4 6B Boulder
Pigpen Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Pigpen Boulder
 205
V4 6B Boulder
Mystical Vibrations HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Mystical Vibrations
 126
V5- 6C Boulder
Scatterbrain HVCG Bouldering… > … > Scatterbrain Area > Scatterbrain Boulder
 39
V6 7A Boulder
Caveman HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Caveman Boulder
 96
V7 7A+ Boulder
Yogi Variation (aka Yogi Lite) Manx/Asteroid B… > Manx Boulders C… > Pigpen Boulder
 46
V8 7B Boulder
Bittersweet HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG South > Campsite Grotto
 6
V9 7C Boulder
Caveman Yabo HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG West > Caveman Boulder
 7
V10 7C+ Boulder
Pinhead HVCG Bouldering… > HVCG North > Pinhead Boulder
 332
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 Boulder
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