Just east of the striking Asteroid Crack (5.12d) is this huge boulder with an extensive collection of quality problems from V-easy to V7. Standouts here include the balancy and technical Face Off (V2), as well as the twin seams of Optigrip (V3) and Peabrain (V4). A conveninent and easy walk-off exists on the far left side of the west face just left of the problem Retro (V0).
Hike about 500 meters east from the Manx Boulders following a sandy wash, pass the Little Big Horn Boulder and continue on another 500 meters or so further east until you reach the obvious boulder which sits just southeast of the obvious Asteroid Crack.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Asteroid Boulder:
Face Off V2 Boulder, 12 feet
Optigrip V3 Boulder, 15 feet
Peabrain V4 Boulder, 15 feet
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Peabrain V4 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Asteroid Boulder
Pull into the undercut finger crack/seam and work your feet up as you lieback your way along this technical and enticing problem. Not a highball but exciting enough near the top with your feet pasted high. Quality. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA