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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 (5.10a), Solo (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.
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Broken Glass 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Martin Quits 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Semi Tough 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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Martin Quits 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Gateway Rock
This line is described as being on Gateway Rocks, but is actually an east-facing line about half-way between the Gateway and the Tumbling Rainbow formation. This short, striking fingercrack stands alone and is obvious when viewed from most points on the south or east sides of the Valley Loop trail. Approach as for routes such as Semi Tough but continue further west to the east-facing wall. Belay in the jumbled boulders at the base of the route and cast off upwards on good locks wi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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