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Loveland Rock Climbing 

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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 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

47 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Loveland

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Loveland:
Totally Tubular   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Beak Boulder
Desert Queen   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Beak Boulder
I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Crocodile Rock
Modern Warfare   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Beak Boulder
Kamikaze Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Beak Boulder
One Armed Giant   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Tiger Rocks
Vector   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Vector Rock
Throbbing Gristle   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     TR, 50'   Beak Boulder
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Featured Route For Loveland
Rock Climbing Photo: mmmm...80's style

Vector 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Vector Rock
Begin at the base of an obvious right-arching crack that narrows to a seam just below the top. Initially the climbing is easy in the hand sized crack but quickly becomes more demanding as the crack narrows to finger width. The sustained crux section is protected by #00 - #1 TCU's or small stoppers / brass. Technical footwork on thin edges and stamina is necessary to place gear. A committing mantle move (5.10-) out of the seam to the top adds excitement to this J-Tree classic! The des...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Loveland Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Loveland. Photo by Blitzo.
Upper Loveland. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Loveland, with the Tiger and Bond boulders on the ...
BETA PHOTO: Loveland, with the Tiger and Bond boulders on the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beak Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Beak Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.

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