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The Hideout is a tranquil spot with excellent bouldering, about a mile and a half from downtown Ojai. The rock quality is great, with a couple dozen problems in the main area, V8 and below. The bouldering resides in a beautiful oak woodland environment, keeping the area cool and shaded even during hot weather. A nice hike will get you to the boulders, which are mostly concentrated in one place, making it easy to use a pad.
There are two ways to reach The Hideout. They both take about 20-30 minutes so you can't go wrong.
The hike -- From the Pratt trailhead, take Pratt trail and hike for one mile, eventually passing houses and gardens. Soon you will reach Foothill Road, which you follow until you pass a gate and a large water tank, the road now being dirt. The dirt road crosses a dry creek and heads up and right. Take the trail that heads off right. The boulders are about ten minutes up this trail, look for a Ojai Valley Land Conservancy kiosk about halfway.
The hike -- Hike up the dirt road until you reach the large Ojai Valley Land Conservancy kiosk on the left. The kiosk marks the trailhead for Fox Canyon Trail, which will take you uphill for about one mile until you reach a fork in the trail, marked by a sign-post. Go left. Hike for about five more minutes until the trail tops out. You will encounter the boulders, on your left, just as the trail begins to head downhill.
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unnamed slab problem V5 6c Boulder
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