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Overview of the Saturn/White Tank area. In the mi...

Description 

An obvious stand alone boulder with a dominate dike.

Getting There 

Inbetween Belle and White Tank campgrounds, on the same side of the road. Park at a large paved parking lot (Twin Tanks) cross the road and head towards a large slightly slanted flat topped rock. Saturn is immediately right of it. Maybe a mile?

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

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['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Me trying to boulder it out.

Shoot to Thrill 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saturn Boulder Area
Big easy moves out the dike get bigger and steeper as you go. The crux is topping out on the rounded summit with the anchors tantalizingly close, but just out of reach. Falling from the crux is kind of a clanger into the underside of the dike. Not a bad fall, but not that great either as you are outstretched and sketched before it all goes bad.History: Loads of us would go out to this area to boulder and naturally this monster caught our eye. After tons of tries to boulder this out over a p...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Cling-On Boulder.  This is the huge boulder you see from the road with the flat top. Use this as your target when walking out to the harder to see Saturn Boulder.
The Cling-On Boulder. This is the huge boulder yo...
Saturn Boulder Area
BETA PHOTO: Saturn Boulder Area
Saturn Boulder looking right at Shoot to Thrill
Saturn Boulder looking right at Shoot to Thrill
"Saturn Boulder". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
"Saturn Boulder". Photo by Blitzo.
Cool Dike out by the Saturn Boulder.
Cool Dike out by the Saturn Boulder.

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By Adam Stackhouse
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Oct 30, 2012
Russ having fun
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 3, 2012
My favorite part of this video is the very end when my love grabs his jewels to protect them during the landing.