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HVCG West Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0184, -116.16365 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 11, 2007

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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

For the HVCG Bouldering Circuit area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',12],['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
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Featured Route For HVCG West
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike starting the crux sequence on Caveman, V7

Caveman V6+ 7A  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Caveman Boulder
Start by climbing an adjacent boulder on the right side of the cave to access the huge starting jugs, traverse left on STEEEP jugs with bad feet to a cruXy low spot in the roof, finishing up fins and jugs. Downclimb and step off to finish at either the highest jug or at the furthest jug to the left.Traversing high at the start and utilizing the "hidden" hold, this problem might be V6, traversing low at the start is probably more like V7, avoiding the "hidden" hold is even a bit harder (IMO more ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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