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The Hang Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.00762, -116.14424 View Map  Incorrect?
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Bouldering at The Hang, Joshua Tree NP


This is a group of boulders sitting at the base of a large formation (The Crypt) which is located midway between the Love Nest and King Dome. Home to the super fun Illicit Sweetie (V0) and the appealing Nicole Overhang (V6).

Getting There 

Parking for The Hang is located 1.4 miles south of Hidden Valley Campground and 0.3 miles north of Cap Rock in a paved pullout (room for 3-4 cars) located on the east side of the road.

Hike east following a marked trail past the Love Nest Area and when you reach the western edge of the Planet X Boulders take the left fork in the trail past the Planet X Boulder heading towards the eastern side of a large formation to the northeast (The Crypt) where the boulders are found.

Due to it's location it may even be preferable to approach from the King Dome Area near the Hall of Horrors.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Hang

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Hang:
Sweetie Pie   V-easy 3     Boulder, 18'   Illicit Sweetie Boulder
Illicit Sweetie   V0 4     Boulder, 18'   Illicit Sweetie Boulder
The Halfling   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Halfling Boulder
Unnamed   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Nicole Boulder
The Sideling   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 13'   Halfling Boulder
Saxwing on the DL   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   The Hang West
Unnamed Crack   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Strawberry Contraceptives B...
Nicole Overhang   V6 7A     Boulder, 13'   Nicole Boulder
Strawberry Contraceptives   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Strawberry Contraceptives B...
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By C Miller
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Jun 8, 2009
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