REI Community

Select Area...
Caveman Boulder 
Intersection Boulder 
Intersection Rock 
Outback Crack Block 
Pothole Rock 
School Boulder 
Sloper Boulder 
Snack Boulder 
Stem Gem Boulder 
Triangle Boulder 
Triangle Two Boulders 

HVCG West Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0184, -116.16365 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 19,213
Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 11, 2007

92° | 69°

94° | 70°

96° | 71°

96° | 72°

93° | 71°

92° | 71°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Watch out for your toes ramming into the boulder a...


This area of Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) stretches from the Caveman Boulder, which sits at the southeast end of the Old Woman, north a little to a little past the Stem Gem Area which sits at the southeast corner of The Blob.

Problems here range in difficulty from V-easy to V10 with a huge concentration of problems V6 and under. Standout problems of the area include Dynamo Hum (V1), Stem Gem (V4), Mumbles Mumblephone (V4), The Yabolator (V6), Caveman (V7) and Monkeyclaw (V10).

Getting There 

Head east from the Day Use parking lot and then make a left (heading in a northerly direction) following a paved road which runs through the Campground.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in HVCG West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for HVCG West:
Desert Rat Crack   V-easy 3     Boulder, 14'   Pothole Rock
Knuckle Cracker   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   Intersection Rock
Intersection Boulder, Left   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Intersection Boulder
Old Triangle Classic   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   Triangle Boulder
Dynamo Hum   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   Triangle Boulder
Intersection Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 40'   Intersection Rock
Stem Gem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Stem Gem Boulder
Caveman   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 30'   Caveman Boulder
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in HVCG West

Featured Route For HVCG West
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Schneider, Banny Root and Mike Paul having f...

Stem Gem V4 6B  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Stem Gem Boulder
Located in a small group of campsites on the Southern end of the Blob formation. Please ask permission for bouldering in occupied campsites.Stem Gem is the Quintessencial JTree boulder problem, embodying the essence of Joshua Tree climbing: Highly technical and often times perplexing movement across extremely friction dependant, featurless granite. Indeed, this problem has nary a hold on it, the only thing making it climbable is its coarse friction and the undulating nature of the stone.Getting ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Comments on HVCG West Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About