Central Happiness Area Rock Climbing
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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.
Central canyon on the main trail.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
44 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Central Happiness Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Happiness Area:
Featured Route For Central Happiness Area
The Hulk V6 7A CA
: 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 CA
A wintery scene at the Central Happiness area.
A typical day at the Central Happies.