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Broken Glass T 
False Tumbling Rainbow T 
Hands Away T 
In The Pit T 
Lay Back And Do It TR 
Martin Quits T 
Pit Bull Attack T 
Semi Tough T 
Solo T 

Gateway Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01242, -116.16858 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: David Evans on Apr 25, 2003


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This is the large formation to your left just as you leave the parking area to enter the Real Hidden Valley. There are many great routes including the fine splitters, In the Pit (5.10a)*, Semi Tough (5.10d)***, Martin Quits (5.10c)***. Broken Glass (5.10a), Solo (5.9+) and the False Tumbling Rainbow (5.8+) are also good.

Getting There 

Park right in front of the Real Hidden Valley trailhead. Look up and left and it is the formation directly in front of you.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Gateway Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gateway Rock:
Broken Glass   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Martin Quits   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Semi Tough   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Gateway Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Semi-Tough (5.10d)

Semi Tough 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Gateway Rock
This fine thin crack lies on the right-hand section of the north end of Gateway Rock. Approach by walking into Real Hidden Valley, turn left at the "T" intersection, and after about 100 feet, turn to your left. You will see Semi Tough as the left of 2 very thin cracks/seams on an otherwise smooth north facing block. Head left in a wash, then up boulders to the base.An awkward (balancy) thin crack/ramp start leads to finger locks to thin hands to hand crack. Descend off the back then down and to ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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