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Shared By: C Miller on Feb 14, 2005 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

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.

The south face is home to Planet X (5.8) a nice hand crack to face, Planet Y (5.9) another crack to face is on the west face, the thin and crimpy Subway To Venus (5.11d) is on the shady north side and the east face hosts the mysterious Planet Z (5.11a).

With it's various aspects this is a pinnacle for all seasons that sees very little traffic as the nearby boulders are the main attraction in this area. Well worth a visit if only to enjoy the view of the surrounding desert from the hard-earned summit.

Getting There

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.

Once you reach the western edge of the rocks (you'll see a distinct pyramid-shaped boulder with a slabby left side) make a sharp right and follow a lesser used path that circles around to the south side of the boulders. Once on the south side, follow the trail east for about 60 meters and the distinctive crack of Planet X (5.8) will come into view. Plan on 10-15 minutes for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Planet X Pinnacle

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Planet X
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Planet Y
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Planet Claire
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Planet X
 82
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Planet Y
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Planet Claire
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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