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Hidden Tower Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01456, -116.16825 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M. Morley on Jun 21, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Hidden Tower, Joshua Tree NP.


This 80' tower is identified by 2 prominent cracks on its northeast face. The right crack is Sail Away, one of the best routes in the Park for the grade. Just left is Wild Wind, another fun moderate with an exciting traverse. Three other routes are listed in Vogel's guidebook but rarely climbed.

This is a popular area. Count on waiting in line and be courteous of others. NOT recommended for large groups.

Getting There 

Approach #1: From Real Hidden Valley parking lot, hike north along trail to "T", turn right, and follow Nature Loop trail past Sports Challenge Rock. Cut northeast and Hidden Tower will be on your right.

Approach #2: From Hidden Valley Campground, hike Quail Springs Road west for a few hundred yards. Look for faint trail past Slump Rock heading south. Follow trail to Hidden Tower.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Hidden Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hidden Tower:
Split   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sail Away   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wild Wind   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Hidden Tower
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Sail Away 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hidden Tower
Climb perfect hand and finger crack that virtually eats gear. 10' from the summit, move 6' left across face to flake and continue to top. Multi-bolt anchor. Single rope rappel to ground....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hidden Tower. Photo by Blitzo.
Hidden Tower. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers top-roping Wild Wind and Sail Away
Climbers top-roping Wild Wind and Sail Away

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