Hideout West Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||36.59714, -118.12879 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Bruce Bindner on Dec 18, 2008|
Hideout West. Photo by Blitzo.
This is the westernmost group of rocks in this area of the Alabama Hills. Several quality lines can be found here.
Follow the approach directions for the Hideout.
Climbing Season For the Alabama Hills area.
Weather station 14.5 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Hideout West
Little Miss Sunshine 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Hideout West
Start up a low angle slab to the right of Booty Pageant. For inexperienced leaders, a #2 camalot-sized cam is recommended to protect the moves to the first bolt. The steep slab move BEFORE getting to the roof is the crux... the rest of the route is just plain fun, as long as you don't fall doing the step-through. Some loose rock and grainy holds can be expected, this is a new 'Bama Hills route. Enjoy....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Routes, left to right: Unknown 5.6 3 bolts. Booty ...
By Eric A Beck
May 22, 2016
Russ and I visited Hideout West today. There is an error in your Hideout description. The middle route is Powerplay. Look at the picture in the Croft/Lewis guide. It is clearly right of the leftmost route going over the overhang. We led Whippersnapper (agree with the 5.7 rating) and then tr'd Powerplay. Do not agree with the 5.8 rating. Russ and I have done many 8s and 9s in the Hills this spring and this was much harder.
Did not try the left route, looked too hard. It may be a Myles Moser route, It has his trademark bolt straight up into the roof of the overhang.
By Russ Walling
May 25, 2016
Maybe that left most route is "Buckys on the Road Again"... seemed hard for 5.9+. Rated 11b in the Strassman guide and listed as a TR. Maybe it got bolted? I'll check it out, but I think you are right.