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Bullseye TR 
Johnny Cat T 
Private Eye T 
Rodeo Doggie S 
Schandenfreude T 
Secret Service T,TR 
Thomas Crapper T 
Under the Radar S 

Hidden Slab Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 34.02551, -116.15531 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Apr 27, 2011

84° | 55°

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Dave climbing the rightmost route on Hidden Slab c...


This 80 foot-high slab has four bolted slab climbs. It faces east and is in the sun in the morning, shade in the afternoon (not until after 3 pm by late spring/early summer). In the winter months it gets virtually no sun.

Getting There 

On the east face of the main Echo Rock complex. Located 100 feet up and right from Bambi Meets Godzilla. A bit of class 3 scrambling leads to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hidden Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hidden Slab:
Private Eye   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rodeo Doggie   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Private Eye 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hidden Slab
The leftmost of four bolted routes.Climb a slab past 6 bolts to a ledge, then up a headwall with easier climbing to the top. The crux is smearing on edges and pure friction past the first 4 bolts. (5.10a)The rock quality is less than perfect, but will only get better with traffic....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Arthur E
From: Madison, WI
Jan 9, 2013
I was here in early January and the slab was never in the sun. Just a heads up to folks seeking a sunny slab in the winter.

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