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Hideout West

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Booty Pageant S 
Little Miss Sunshine T,S 
Power Squeeze S 
Powerplay S 
Snowball S 
Unknown S 
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Whippersnapper S 

Hideout West Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,600'
Location: 36.59714, -118.12879 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Bruce Bindner on Dec 18, 2008
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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.

Getting There 

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',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hideout West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hideout West:
Power Squeeze   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Hideout West
Rock Climbing Photo: Susan on Snowball

Snowball 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Hideout West
On the south side of the West Hideout rocks, start up a slabby boulder leading to a roof. This route surmounts the roof on the right side, and continues up the face above to the anchors (Shuts in December 2008.) turning the roof is the crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Routes, left to right: Unknown 5.6 3 bolts. Booty ...
BETA PHOTO: Routes, left to right: Unknown 5.6 3 bolts. Booty ...

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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.

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