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Central Happiness Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 37.41741, -118.45136 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: 'Central Happiness Area', seen from the 'Desert Sk...


This area is essentially the heart of the canyon both in terms of location as well as highly concentrated classics. The flat landings and quality of problems attract almost every first-time visitor, and for good reason.

Peter Croft's The Hulk is considered by many to be the best line in the canyon, and a pad's throw away to the neighboring boulder you can find the great but tricky Solarium. If you'd like to test your head, perhaps the beautifully angled and clean-cut Heavenly Path will suit you, with a balancy but solid crux and a top-out at around 25 feet.

If you only have limited time to visit the Happy Boulders, make this a stop on your list, as it would be a shame to miss it.

Getting There 

Central canyon on the main trail.

Climbing Season

For the Happy Boulders area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

46 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Central Happiness Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Happiness Area:
Which Road   V-easy 3     Boulder, 15'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Celestial Trail   V0- 4- PG13     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
High Road   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Cross Roads   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Happy Hooker   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   More Water, Less Power Boul...
Donkey Boy   V0+ 4+ PG13     Boulder, 18'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Crossed Paths   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Heavenly Path   V1 5 PG13     Boulder, 25'   Heavenly Path Boulder
Grant's Christmas Present   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   More Water, Less Power Boul...
Jugs of Life   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Happy Boulder
Big Chicken Stand   V2 5+     Boulder, 17'   Happy Boulder
Beam Me Up Scottie   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Solarium Boulder
Rendezvous With an Alien   V3- 6A     Boulder   Solarium Boulder
Big Chicken   V4- 6B     Boulder, 15'   Happy Boulder
Solarium   V4- 6B     Boulder, 15'   Solarium Boulder
Groundwater   V5 6C     Boulder   More Water, Less Power Boul...
Vulcan Crawl   V5 6C     Boulder, 30'   Happy Boulder
The Hulk   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Happy Boulder
Redrum   V7 7A+     Boulder, 6'   Solarium Boulder
Disco Diva   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   Happy Boulder
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Featured Route For Central Happiness Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Matching the "Boss Hold" on The Hulk.

The Hulk V6 7A  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Happy Boulder
Classic!On the steep South face of the 'Happy Boulder', sit-start down and right on a juggy shelf. Steep moves lead to a left hand pinch and right hand sidepull/undercling. Make a big move up and left to the big block just below the lip (the "Boss" hold). From here, finish either up and left or up and right, same difficulty....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: A wintery scene at the Central Happiness area.
A wintery scene at the Central Happiness area.
Rock Climbing Photo: A typical day at the Central Happies.
A typical day at the Central Happies.

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