Climbers in Real Hidden Valley.
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
231 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',46],['2 Stars',93],['1 Star',73],['Bomb',6]
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Bikini Whale 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Hidden Cliff
This justifiably popular climb lies about 25 feet from the very end of the narrow corridor on the right. It and Railer, Bikini Beach, and G-String all start at the same spot (and share the 1st 2 bolts).This 5 bolt, overhanging face route heads straight up face and seam. Many shorter climbers will want to stick-clip the 1st bolt as the move getting to it is a bit reachy. The powerful "lock-off" crux is past the 1st bolt, though the pump factor makes the moves past the last (5th) bolt seem pretty ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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