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Planet X Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 33.99638, -116.15553 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 3, 2010
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An overview of the Planet X Area, Joshua Tree NP


This outstanding circuit is comprised of numerous quality problems scattered about the flat desert floor. There's something for everyone here with problems ranging from short to highball and easy to difficult with most on good to excellent rock.

Some of the better problems here include Wormhole (V0+), Boulder Crack (V2), Lucky Star (V2 R), Satellite Boulder Left (V3 R), Planet Y (V3 R), Jerry's Kids (V4), X-Men (V5 R), Turbolator (V5), and Planet X (V6 R).

Getting There 

Parking for the Planet X Area 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 past the Love Nest Area and when you reach the western edge of the Planet X Boulders take either the right or left fork in the trail depending upon which boulder(s) you're heading towards.

Climbing Season

For the Planet X Bouldering area.

Weather station 11.0 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Planet X Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Planet X Area:
Boulder Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   Boulder Crack Rock
Satellite Boulder Left   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 18'   Satellite Boulder
Planet X   V6 7A R     Boulder, 23'   Planet X Boulder
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Featured Route For Planet X Area
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Satellite Boulder Left V3 6A PG13  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Satellite Boulder
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