Real Hidden Valley is a circular-shaped area - I'm not sure if “box canyon” is quite the precise term for it, but hopefully you get the idea. It is home to some J-Tree super-ultra-mega classics such as the delightful Sail Away
(easily protected 5.8 crack), the adrenaline-pumping Run For Your Life
(5.10b scary runout face/friction), Clean And Jerk
(5.10c crack), Leave It To Beaver (5.12a - usually done as a TR), the masochist's dream Fisticuffs
(5.10b fists and larger), and of course the ever-popular Illusion Dweller
(5.10b perfect crack). Sports Challenge Rock
and The Thin Wall
are excellent (read: popular) top-rope areas, each with a high concentration of fun routes. Locomotion Rock
has a few short, easier routes for the aspiring leader.
Several excellent bouldering problems lie just beyond the parking area (both west and south). Areas and climbs found outside the canyon itself have now been relocated to Real Hidden Valley Vicinity.
A short walk south along the now paved road from Hidden Valley Campground puts you in the Real Hidden Valley parking area.
Weather station 10.4 miles from here
233 Total Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',45],['2 Stars',94],['1 Star',75],['Bomb',5]
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Clean and Jerk 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Sports Challenge Rock - Eas...
What a classic line! Approach Sports Challenge Rock on the southeast side and scamble down into the shaded "slot" on that side. Near the left end of the east face, and just left of an large pine tree, you'll see a prominent curving crack that starts about 20 feet off the ground and arcs upward to the top of the rock. A few scoops and seams lead up though steep terrain to this crack. Boulder up scoops and seams up and left through a slight overhang, placing a few good nuts along the way. These ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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