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Love Nest Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 3, 2010
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Bouldering at the Love Nest Area, Joshua Tree NP


The Love Nest Area is a large rubble pile made up of giant boulders stacked atop one another to the east of the paved Quail Springs Road. The namesake of the area, The Love Nest, is the most well known feature here and a useful landmark as the trail to the Planet X Area and The Hang pass just beneath it's south face.

Notable problems here include California Babylon (V-easy), Sportin' Wood (V-easy), Kids of the Black Hole (V0), Mahogany (V2), Welcome to Reality (V4) and the Woody Problem (V4).

Getting There 

Parking for The Love Nest is located 1.4 miles south of Hidden Valley Campground and 0.3 miles north of Cap Rock in a paved pullout (room for 3-4 cars) located on the east side of the road.

Hike east following a marked trail to the obvious south-facing formation of The Love Nest. Bouldering is scattered about the base of the formation as well as on the eastern side of the rocky clump.

Climbing Season

For the Planet X Bouldering area.

Weather station 11.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kids of the Black Hole (V0), Joshua Tree NP

Kids of the Black Hole V0 4  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Adolescents Block
Fun moves up shallow huecos to a rounded topout. The descent for the boulder is just to right down the slot.* This problem isn't listed in the Joshua Tree Bouldering Guide but is an obvious line with some good moves that's worth a go when in the area....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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