Planet X Area Rock Climbing
An overview of the Planet X Area, Joshua Tree NP
This outstanding circuit is comprised of numerous quality problems scattered about the flat desert floor. There's something for everyone here with problems ranging from short to highball and easy to difficult with most on good to excellent rock.
Some of the better problems here include Wormhole
(V0+), Boulder Crack
(V2), Lucky Star (V2 R), Satellite Boulder Left (V3 R), Planet Y (V3 R), Jerry's Kids
(V4), X-Men (V5 R), Turbolator (V5), and Planet X
Parking for the Planet X Area
is located 1.4 miles south of Hidden Valley Campground and 0.3 miles north of Cap Rock in a paved pullout (room for 3-4 cars) located on the east side of the road.
Hike east following a marked trail past the Love Nest Area
and when you reach the western edge of the Planet X Boulders take either the right or left fork in the trail depending upon which boulder(s) you're heading towards.
Weather station 11.2 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Planet X Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Planet X Area:
Featured Route For Planet X Area
Planet X V6 7A
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Planet X Boulder
One of the all time great dyno problems. Considered by many to be the best boulder problem in JTree. Start off a large cheatstone (although not necessary), climb jugs up to a blank, vertical headwall with thin crimps, to an all out dyno for a huge jug 20 ft. off the deck. Finishes with a few mildly exciting sloper moves....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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