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Planet X Bouldering

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Planet X Bouldering  

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 33.9966, -116.1554 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 25, 2003
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Planet X Bouldering is actually three individual areas - Love Nest Area, Planet X Area and The Hang each with a good selection of easy to hard problems and within a short distance of one another.

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

Getting There 

Parking for Planet X Bouldering 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 which leads directly to the Love Nest Area. Continuing along the trail a short distance to the east is the Planet X Area. When the trail forks at the western edge of the Planet X Boulders taking the left fork in the trail will lead to The Hang.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.0 miles from here

39 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Planet X Bouldering:
Sweetie Pie   V-easy 3     Boulder, 18'   The Hang : Illicit Sweetie Boulder
Illicit Sweetie   V0 4     Boulder, 18'   The Hang : Illicit Sweetie Boulder
Boulder Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 13'   Planet X Area : Boulder Crack Rock
Satellite Boulder Left   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 18'   Planet X Area : Satellite Boulder
Unnamed Crack   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   The Hang : Strawberry Contraceptives B...
Nicole Overhang   V6 7A     Boulder, 13'   The Hang : Nicole Boulder
Planet X   V6 7A R     Boulder, 23'   Planet X Area : Planet X Boulder
Strawberry Contraceptives   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   The Hang : Strawberry Contraceptives B...
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Featured Route For Planet X Bouldering
Near the top of Illicit Sweetie (V0), Joshua Teee....

Illicit Sweetie V0 4  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Illicit Sweetie Boulder
Climb the left side of the alligator skin face via incut edges and buckets. Once past the start and your feet are established it's just sweet patina plates all the way to the top. Easy descent via incut patina jugs to the right or off the slabby north side of the boulder. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Planet X Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Planet X Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Indian Paintbrush near Planet X, Joshua Tree.
Indian Paintbrush near Planet X, Joshua Tree.
Prickly Pear blossoms near Planet X, Joshua Tree.
Prickly Pear blossoms near Planet X, Joshua Tree.

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Jan 27, 2011
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