The open area north of Cap Rock is home to the Planet X Area which contains a number of quality routes as well as the popular Planet X Bouldering.
Look for a dirt pullout about 1.4 miles from Hidden Valley Campground and 0.3 miles before Cap Rock that's on the left (east) side of the road if coming from Hidden Vally CG.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Planet X Area:
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Planet X 5.8 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Planet X Pinnacle
Start above a cactus and climb a steep, juggy hand crack until it narrows to thin hands, then fingers and then finally dies out at a bolt. Clip the bolt and make some face moves using patina edges and smears to reach up and left to a short flared crack that leads to the summit.Enjoy the view of the surrounding desert - Saddle Rocks, Headstone Rock, The Astro Domes, King Dome/Hall of Horrors and the Loose Lady Buttress are some of the formations visible from the summit of this formation, and then...[more] Browse More Classics in CA