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Manx/Asteroid Belt Circuit

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Manx/Asteroid Belt Circuit  

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01346, -116.15442 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 18, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: An overview showing Cylops Rock and the distant As...


This circuit is comprised of 50+ problems located near the backside of Cyclops Rock (Manx Boulders) as well as a bit further east (Asteroid Belt) and commonly approached from the vicinity of Hidden Valley Campground.

Problems in this circuit range from V-easy to V11 with all but a handful in the V5 and under range. Notable problems here include The Boxer Problem (V2), Out of Touch (V2), Undertow (V3), Optigrip (V3), Off Camber (V4), Peabrain (V4) and Pigpen (V4).

Getting There 

Park in the large day use lot beneath the east face of Intersection Rock or along the road across from Cyclops Rock and the entrance to Hidden Valley Campground. A good trail exists that circles around the front of the huge Cyclops Rock and leads directly to the Manx Boulders; the trail to the Asteroid Belt takes off from the Manx Boulders and follows an obvious sandy wash. From the car it's about a 5-10 minute walk to the Manx Boulders and another 10-15 minutes to the Asteroid Belt.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

48 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Manx/Asteroid Belt Circuit:
The Womb   V-easy 3     Boulder, 13'   Manx Boulders Circuit : The Womb
Thingamajig   V0- 4-     Boulder, 16'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Fishbait   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Thingamajump   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Xylophone   V2 5+     Boulder, 14'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Meat Substitute   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
The Boxer Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Out of Touch   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Undertow   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Off Camber   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Manx Boulders
Peabrain   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Asteroid Belt Circuit : The Asteroid Boulder
Pigpen   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Manx Boulders Circuit : Pigpen Boulder
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