East of The Love Nest and on the south side of the boulder field containing Planet X (V6 R) the boulder problem, is this free-standing pinnacle of rock with routes on every side.
Park along the Sheep Pass Road in a paved turnout due west of The Love Nest and follow the marked trail to the Love Nest (5 minutes). Continue past the Love Nest, heading east, to another clump of rocks several hundred meters away.
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Planet X 5.8 Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
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Planet Y 5.9 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Planet X Pinnacle
This route is on the west face and climbs a crack to face past a bolt that leads directly to the rap anchors for the formation.Climb the heavily featured crack until it dies out, where a combination of sidepulls and grainy edges gains a bolt which protects a long move to a visibly flexing flake the size of a hardcover book...gingerly pull down and not out on the flake and make the final moves to the anchors.A fun climb with some intricate movement that's easily toproped from the anchors if you d...[more] Browse More Classics in CA