Loveland consists of myriad boulders and crags on the hillsides above washes 1 - 2 miles north of Split Rock. Most of the routes in this area were established by seminal climbers in the 1980's and ascend slabs, faces, and cracks of varying widths on fair to excellent quality rock. Vector
(5.11c), one of the best trad climbs in the Park, is located in Loveland.
Even though this area is relatively close to Split Rock, the approach to many of the crags involves boulder hopping and/or navigating through desert scrub and cacti on steep terrain. However, many fine routes may be found on crags that require circuitous or cumbersome approaches.
The best way to access Loveland is to park at Split Rock and follow the trail that heads north. Looking north, the Tiger Rocks and Bond Boulders are easily seen near the trailhead. As soon as the trail veers in a northwest direction toward the Morongo Man Cliffs, continue north in a wash and over rolling terrain for a mile to the Tiger Rocks and Bond Boulders. The other crags are found on the slopes on either side of the Desert Queen Wash which is located about 1/2 mile north of the Bond Boulders.
Weather station 7.7 miles from here
48 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Loveland
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Featured Route For Loveland
The Vicar 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Vector Rock
Close bolting protects hard moves off the starting boulder, exiting the flake crack above, some may complain about the tight bolting, the first ascenders added a bolt here after a 20ft fall and near miss onto the ledge. Continuous but easier climbing to the top,still no give away until you clip the rap anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Loveland, with the Tiger and Bond boulders on the ...
Beak Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Upper Loveland. Photo by Blitzo.