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Elevation: 3,967 ft 1,209 m
GPS: 34.02388, -116.052
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Description Suggest change

Loveland consists of myriad boulders and crags on the hillsides above washes 1-2 miles north of Split Rock. 

Most of the routes in this area were established by seminal climbers in the 1980's and ascend slabs, faces, and cracks of varying widths on fair to excellent quality rock. Vector (5.11c), one of the best trad climbs in the Park, is located in Loveland.

Even though this area is relatively close to Split Rock, the approach to many of the crags involves boulder hopping and/or navigating through desert scrub and cacti on steep terrain. However, many fine routes may be found on crags that require circuitous or cumbersome approaches.

Getting There Suggest change

The best way to access Loveland is to park at Split Rock and follow the trail that heads north. Looking north, the Tiger Rocks and Bond Boulders are easily seen near the trailhead. 

As soon as the trail veers in a northwest direction toward the Morongo Man Cliffs, continue north in a wash and over rolling terrain for a mile to the Tiger Rocks and Bond Boulders.

 The other crags are found on the slopes on either side of the Desert Queen Wash which is located about 1/2 mile north of the Bond Boulders.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Loveland

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Totally Tubular
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Desert Queen
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Beak of the Week
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
The Loose Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Bath Water
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Modern Warfare
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
I Get By With A Little Help From…
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Eva Las Vegas
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Kamikaze Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Live and Let Die
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
RCA
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 7
One Armed Giant
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 61
Vector
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Morongo Man
Trad
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Throbbing Gristle
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Totally Tubular Beak Boulder Area
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Desert Queen Beak Boulder Area
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Beak of the Week Beak Boulder Area
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Loose Man Bond Boulders > Loose Man Rock
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Bath Water Beak Boulder Area
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Modern Warfare Beak Boulder Area
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
I Get By With A Little Help… Crocodile Rock
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Eva Las Vegas Bond Boulders > RCA Boulder
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Kamikaze Crack Beak Boulder Area
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Live and Let Die Bond Boulders > Live & Let Die Boulder
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
RCA Bond Boulders > RCA Boulder
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
One Armed Giant Tiger Rocks
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Vector Vector Rock
 61
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Morongo Man Morongo Man Cliffs
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Throbbing Gristle Beak Boulder Area
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad, TR
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