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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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Climb an easy ramp up to the base of a headwall and then climb large edges to a very high first bolt (a fall before the first bolt would be bad). Once the first bolt is reached well protected thin edges/smears lead up and right to another bolt near the southwest arete which is then followed to the summit of the formation.Good climbing but the lack of protection at the start makes this a climb only for those not leading at their limit. One star out of five....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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