Type: Trad, 40 ft (12 m)
FA: Mark and Beverly Powell, 1966
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Gunkswest, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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 rap off the west face from anchors atop the route Planet Y. Two stars out of five.


The route Planet X takes a nice line up the south face of the eponymous pinnacle via a nice crack and it's typically the first route encountered when approaching the formation.


Gear to 2.5", bolt (3/8"), bolted rap anchor (3/8")