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Planet X Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 33.9966, -116.1554 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 25, 2003

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Planet X Bouldering is actually three individual areas - Love Nest Area, Planet X Area and The Hang each with a good selection of easy to hard problems and within a short distance of one another.

Some of the better problems here include Illicit Sweetie (V0), Wormhole (V0+), Boulder Crack (V2), Lucky Star (V2 R), Mahogany (V2), Satellite Boulder Left (V3 R), Planet Y (V3 R), Jerry's Kids (V4), Woody Problem (V4), X-Men (V5 R), Turbolator (V5), Planet X (V6 R) and Nicole Overhang (V6).

Getting There 

Parking for Planet X Bouldering 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 which leads directly to the Love Nest Area. Continuing along the trail a short distance to the east is the Planet X Area. When the trail forks at the western edge of the Planet X Boulders taking the left fork in the trail will lead to The Hang.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.0 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Planet X Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Planet X Bouldering:
Sweetie Pie   V-easy 3     Boulder, 18'   The Hang : Illicit Sweetie Boulder
Illicit Sweetie   V0 4     Boulder, 18'   The Hang : Illicit Sweetie Boulder
Boulder Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   Planet X Area : Boulder Crack Rock
Satellite Boulder Left   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 18'   Planet X Area : Satellite Boulder
Saxwing on the DL   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   The Hang : The Hang West
Unnamed Crack   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   The Hang : Strawberry Contraceptives B...
Planet X   V6 7A R     Boulder, 23'   Planet X Area : Planet X Boulder
Nicole Overhang   V6 7A     Boulder, 13'   The Hang : Nicole Boulder
Strawberry Contraceptives   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   The Hang : Strawberry Contraceptives B...
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Rock Climbing Photo: 15 year old Dan Mills sending the "X" on...

Planet X V6 7A CA : 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Planet X Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Planet X Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Paintbrush near Planet X, Joshua Tree.
Indian Paintbrush near Planet X, Joshua Tree.
Rock Climbing Photo: Prickly Pear blossoms near Planet X, Joshua Tree.
Prickly Pear blossoms near Planet X, Joshua Tree.

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By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 27, 2011
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