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Real Hidden Valley Bouldering  

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Real Hidden Valley Bouldering is made up of the Real Hidden Valley Circuit, which is centered around the namesake Real Hidden Valley, and the Turtle Rock Circuit, which is just to the south and centered about the large mass of Turtle Rock.

The Real Hidden Valley Circuit has a number of good problems from V-easy to V6, most of which are scattered about various boulders near the entrance to Real Hidden Valley proper although there are exceptions. Notable problems include the highball Betty Jo Yablonksi (V0 R) up a vertical face with horizontals to an exciting finish, Saturday Night Live (V4) a much photographed and kinesthetically pleasing dyno problem and Kirkatron (V5) a shorter but more difficult version of the ever popular Gunsmoke.

The Turtle Rock Circuit is the more extensive of the two and has a wide range of problems from V-easy to V11 with many quality problems V5 and under making this a great area for easy to moderate boulering. Some of the better problems here include Classic Curl (V0+), Turtle Face Center (V2), Block Party (V3), Digitalis Destructi (V4 R) and So High (V5 R).

Getting There 

Park in the large Real Hidden Valley parking area (it can get very crowded on the weekends and during the holidays and spring break) and make a short walk to the boulders. Betty Jo Yablonski and the aptly named Entrance Boulder are visible at the start of the nature trail, while the Saturday Night Live Boulder lies to the west along a trail on the way to Houser Buttress.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

76 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',36],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Real Hidden Valley Bouldering:
Hot and Juicy   V-easy 3     Boulder, 17'   Semi-Precious Bouldering : Semi-Precious Boulder
Northwest Arete   V-easy 3     Boulder, 20'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Wedge Boulder
Right Arete   V0- 4-     Boulder, 18'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Wedge Boulder
Turtle Face, Left   V0 4     Boulder, 20'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Wedge Boulder
Stand Up for Your Rights   V0 4     Boulder, 16'   Entrance Boulder & Vicinity : Entrance Boulder
Placebo   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Wedge Boulder
Betty Jo Yablonksi   V0 4 R     Boulder, 25'   Entrance Boulder & Vicinity : Betty Jo Rock
Act of Contrition   V0+ 4+ R     Boulder, 20'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Broken Egg
Classic Curl   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 20'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Black Velvet Boulder
Morning Glory   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Wave Boulder
Turnbuckle   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Turnbuckle Rock
Turtle Face Center   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Wedge Boulder
Fist Full of Walnuts   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Shipwreck Boulder
Block Party   V3 6A     Boulder, 25'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Shipwreck Boulder
Shipwreck   V3 6A R     Boulder, 20'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Shipwreck Boulder
Black Velvet   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Turtle Rock Circuit : Black Velvet Boulder
Saturday Night Live   V4 6B     Boulder, 13'   Real Hidden Valley Circuit : Saturday Night Live Boulder
So High   V5 6C R     Boulder, 40'   Turtle Rock Circuit : So High Boulder
Kirkatron   V5 6C     Boulder, 30'   Real Hidden Valley Circuit : Sports Challenge Rock
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"Betty Joe Yablonski".  It's Betty Joe i...

Betty Jo Yablonksi V0 4 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Betty Jo Rock
One of 10 or so classic high balls in the Park, as well as one of the easiest, this is the first climbable feature you'll see on your left as you enter the real Hidden valley corridor. Refrain from setting a TR and just go for it as the crux is encountered midway while leaving the top is a feeling to be savored and not feared. Don't expect to send in a quiet setting as foot traffic is heavy here. That's ok though, more people to hoot as you top out!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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