All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Joshua Tree Bould… > Hidden Valley Cam… > HVCG Bouldering C… > HVCG West > Caveman Boulder
Avg: 3.5 from 40 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 30 ft|
|FA:||John Bachar; original sit start added by John Long|
|Page Views:||8,187 total · 45/month|
|Shared By:||RTM on Dec 31, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionStart by climbing an adjacent boulder on the right side of the cave to access the huge starting jugs, traverse left on STEEEP jugs with bad feet to a cruXy low spot in the roof, finishing up fins and jugs. Downclimb and step off to finish at either the highest jug or at the furthest jug to the left.
Traversing high at the start and utilizing the "hidden" hold, this problem might be V6, traversing low at the start is probably more like V7, avoiding the "hidden" hold is even a bit harder (IMO more esthetic). I think this problem deserves AT LEAST 1 star, prolly 2 because of the uniqueness of the climbing involved.
The sit starts low on the far right of the cave at a pinch and a sloping undercling, about 10 feet below the regular start. Crumbly starting holds have made this start harder over the years. Consensus is that it is a fairly solid V10, holding on for nearly 25 moves being the business.