Hidden Valley Campground Bouldering
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Hidden Valley Campground
(HVCG) is the heart and soul of Joshua Tree and conveniently offers a large number of high-quality boulder problems with little to no approach. Some problems are handily located within a campsite, so please ask the occupants for permission before climbing those problems.
Classics of the area include Stem Gem
(V4) a unique palming/stemming problem that captures the essence of Josh bouldering, Scatterbrain
(V6) a tricky overhanging arete, Caveman
(V7) a line of (mostly) good holds out the underside of a large boulder and Orange Julius
(V7) big moves up a thin orange dike.
Hidden Valley Campground is located 8.9 miles from the west entrance and 1.7 miles from the Cap Rock turnoff. Day use parking is available in the large lot situated along the east side of Intersection Rock as well as within the Campground itself near the bulletin board. Those lucky enough to secure a campsite will be able to access all of the problems in this area without driving.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
111 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',0]
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Caveman V6 7A CA
: 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 CA
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