The Rosetta Stone is a large round boulder, somewhat reminiscent of Slashface, with a dark patina south face. This face is dead vertical, is about 22 ft. tall, and has 4 excellent, Proud boulder problems on it.
As you enter the Loveland canyon, locate the obvious Bird Beak Formation. To the right of this formation is a small gully that leads over a small hill. Follow this gully over the hill and into the start of a larger canyon. Walk down this canyon for several 100 feet to the round, dark brown boulder. Approach is about 30 min.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Rosetta Stone:
Alexandria V7 Boulder, 20 feet
The River Nile V9 R Boulder, 20 feet
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Alexandria V7 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Rosetta Stone
Yet another of Joshua Trees most beautiful boulder problems, Alexandria, which follows a crescent shaped Aplite dike of superb quality, and ascends a dead vertical face that rises 23 ft., climbing nearly 20 ft. of absolutely perfect edges.Jump start to a 1 inch deep rail that is about 9ft. up, above a cave-like area. Angle around left and up on immaculate tile smooth rails, up to a royal crown of Jugs. The start has also been done static, pulling off razor thin crimps, done this way it is V9.Thi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA