BETA PHOTO: The northwest face of Gateway Rock from the trail ...
This is the large formation to your left just as you leave the parking area to enter the Real Hidden Valley. There are many great routes including the fine splitters, In the Pit
(5.10a)*, Semi Tough
(5.10d)***, Martin Quits (5.10c)***. Broken Glass
(5.9+) and the False Tumbling Rainbow
(5.8+) are also good.
Park right in front of the Real Hidden Valley trailhead. Look up and left and it is the formation directly in front of you.
Weather station 10.5 miles from here
9 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Semi Tough 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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Semi Tough 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Gateway Rock
This fine thin crack lies on the right-hand section of the north end of Gateway Rock. Approach by walking into Real Hidden Valley, turn left at the "T" intersection, and after about 100 feet, turn to your left. You will see Semi Tough as the left of 2 very thin cracks/seams on an otherwise smooth north facing block. Head left in a wash, then up boulders to the base.An awkward (balancy) thin crack/ramp start leads to finger locks to thin hands to hand crack. Descend off the back then down and to ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Gateway Rock, north face