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HVCG Bouldering Circuit Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
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The circuit in and around Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) is a large one and has been broken up geographically into the cardinal directions to help better locate the problems.

Problems in this circuit range from V-easy to V10 with a good selection of problems in the V6 and under range. Some of the better here include The Left Nixon Crack (V0 R), Lapse of Logic (V1), The Function (V3 R), Stem Gem (V4), Bachar's Traverse (V4), Scatterbrain (V6), Caveman (V7), Orange Julius (V7) and Monkeyclaw (V10).

Getting There 

Park in the day use lot below Intersection Rock's east face, or if camping in Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) simply walk from your campsite, to the respective area of HVCG you wish to visit.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

63 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',26],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in HVCG Bouldering Circuit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for HVCG Bouldering Circuit:
Knuckle Cracker   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Intersection Rock
Pinhead   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Old Triangle Classic   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG West : Triangle Boulder
Holenoid (aka The Grundle from Down Under)   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Zippy the Pinhead   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Holenoid Right Side   V1- 5-     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   HVCG North : Pinhead Boulder
Dynamo Hum   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Triangle Boulder
Upsidedown Pineapple   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   HVCG South : Campsite Grotto
Pocket Change   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Scatterbrain Area : Hensel Boulder
Lapse of Logic   V1 5     Boulder, 13'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Intersection Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 40'   HVCG West : Intersection Rock
Slabmaster   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Scatterbrain Area : Hensel Boulder
Stem Gem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   HVCG West : Stem Gem Boulder
The Reider Problem   V4 6B     Boulder, 18'   HVCG West : Intersection Rock
Mystical Vibrations   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   HVCG North : Mystical Vibrations
Caveman   V6 7A     Boulder, 30'   HVCG West : Caveman Boulder
Scatterbrain    V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   Scatterbrain Area : Scatterbrain Boulder
Orange Julius   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   HVCG East : Orange Julius Boulder
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Stem Gem V4 6B  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Stem Gem Boulder
Located in a small group of campsites on the Southern end of the Blob formation. Please ask permission for bouldering in occupied campsites.Stem Gem is the Quintessencial JTree boulder problem, embodying the essence of Joshua Tree climbing: Highly technical and often times perplexing movement across extremely friction dependant, featurless granite. Indeed, this problem has nary a hold on it, the only thing making it climbable is its coarse friction and the undulating nature of the stone.Getting ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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