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Outback Bouldering Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0202, -116.165 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 29, 2005
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Description 

The Outback is the large open valley to the north of Hidden Valley Campground that features several notable formations as well as lots of excellent bouldering. The rock varies in quality from average to excellent, but the fun stuff is a smooth, tan-colored rock with abundant, dark patina patches that form incredible holds not unlike sandstone. Problems of all grades are to be found here all within a short walk of each other and the Campground.

Highlights of the area include the Hobbit Hole Offwidth (V0-), False Hueco (V1), Chuckawalla (V1), Powell Face (V3), White Rastafarian (V3), How's Your Mama? (V4), Scorpion Roof Direct (V6), Relic (V9) and Tidal Wave (V11).

Getting There 

The western portion of The Outback is easily approached by walking past the west face of The Blob or through the apex of the western loop of Hidden Valley Campground, along the east face of The Blob. Problems in the eastern portion of The Outback are more easily approached from the back loop of Hidden Valley Campground, by walking between the east side of Outhouse Rock and the west face of Rock Hudson.

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Weather station 9.9 miles from here

99 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',43],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',44],['V2-3',10],['V4-5',20],['V6-7',8],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Outback Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Outback Bouldering:
Hobbit Hole Offwidth   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Hobbit Hole Boulder
False Hueco   V1 5     Boulder, 11'   False Hueco Boulder
Chuckawalla   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Chuckawalla Boulder
White Rastafarian   V2 5+ R     Boulder, 20'   White Rastafarian Boulder
False Hueco Traverse   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   False Hueco Boulder
Patina   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Hobbit Hole Boulder
Laura Scudder   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Laura Scudder Boulder
Bulgemaster   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Tilt-o-Meter Boulder
Falser Hueco Traverse   V2+ 5+     Boulder   False Hueco Boulder
Powell Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 18'   Powell Boulder
Not So Thin Lizzie   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Lizzie Boulder
Yabba Dabba Don't   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Yabba Dabba Don't Boulder
Anti-hueco   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   False Hueco Boulder
How's Your Mama?   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Family Boulder
Scorpion Traverse   V4 6B R     Boulder, 20'   Scorpion Roof
Little Chucky   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   Chuckawalla Boulder
Roof Romp   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Romp Roof
Black Streak Dyno   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   False Hueco Boulder
Scorpion Roof Direct   V6 7A R     Boulder, 20'   Scorpion Roof
Thin Lizzie   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Lizzie Boulder
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Featured Route For Outback Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: preparing for the mantel

Pitch Two V4 6B  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dino's Egg
This problem is found above the sit down flake (V2) on the second tier of the Dino's Egg boulder. Start with a good left sloper and an in-cut right hand using the positive rail on the underbelly (see picture). Move to a sloper and head towards the jug above the lip, finishing with a not-a-gimme mantel (see picture). Squamish style and a bit thuggy....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Outback Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Outback from Voices Boulder.
The Outback from Voices Boulder.
Rock Climbing Photo: 3 minutes into the problem...
3 minutes into the problem...
Rock Climbing Photo: Flowers near Scorpion Roof, Joshua Tree NP
Flowers near Scorpion Roof, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Chas on Bloodline, Joshua Tree NP
Chas on Bloodline, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Ladies and Gentleman - Chris Miller - Joshua Tree ...
Ladies and Gentleman - Chris Miller - Joshua Tree ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Outback. Photo by Blitzo.
Outback. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Desert Rock Pea (Lotus rigidus) in the Outback, Jo...
Desert Rock Pea (Lotus rigidus) in the Outback, Jo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun problem on the Peyote formation
BETA PHOTO: Fun problem on the Peyote formation
Rock Climbing Photo: Tital Wave, Chuckawalla, Rock Hudson. Photo by Bli...
Tital Wave, Chuckawalla, Rock Hudson. Photo by Bli...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Outback. Photo by Blitzo.
The Outback. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cole Boulder, False Hueco Boulder and The Blob. Ph...
Cole Boulder, False Hueco Boulder and The Blob. Ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Outback.  From atop Lizzy Boulder
The Outback. From atop Lizzy Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: A cool-looking boulder in the Outback, Joshua Tree...
A cool-looking boulder in the Outback, Joshua Tree...

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