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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 11, 2007
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Description 

This area of Hidden Valley Campground (HVCG) stretches from the Caveman Boulder, which sits at the southeast end of the Old Woman, north a little to a little past the Stem Gem Area which sits at the southeast corner of The Blob.

Problems here range in difficulty from V-easy to V10 with a huge concentration of problems V6 and under. Standout problems of the area include Dynamo Hum (V1), Stem Gem (V4), Mumbles Mumblephone (V4), The Yabolator (V6), Caveman (V7) and Monkeyclaw (V10).


Getting There 

Head east from the Day Use parking lot and then make a left (heading in a northerly direction) following a paved road which runs through the Campground.


26 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',13],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for HVCG West:
Knuckle Cracker   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   Intersection Rock
Old Triangle Classic   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 15'   Triangle Boulder
Intersection Traverse   V1 5     Boulder, 40'   Intersection Rock
Dynamo Hum   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   Triangle Boulder
Stem Gem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Stem Gem Boulder
Caveman   V6 7A     Boulder, 30'   Caveman Boulder
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Steve Schneider, Banny Root and Mike Paul having fun on Stem Gem (V4), Joshua Tree. Photo by Alan Nelson.

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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