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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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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
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