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Big Hunk

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Big Hunk 


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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Apr 17, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: The view from Midnight Dreamer, Joshua Tree NP

Description 

This formation is behind (northeast of) Little Hunk. It is larger than Little Hunk, but is broken up and contains far fewer routes.


Getting There 

From Echo Rock, walk out to Little Hunk, go around left and to the boulder-filled corridor between Little Hunk and Big Hunk.


Climbing Season


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Big Hunk:
The Black Tuna   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
Transformers   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
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Featured Route For Big Hunk
1) Edge, downward pull, chalk, rest  <br />2) Edge, downward pull, chalk, rest <br />3) Repeat

Transformers 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
This one starts in the same place as Midnight Dreamer, but promptly moves left via technical climbing on a ledge. The climbing then goes straight up, on thin, sharp, crimps to a small overlap. Ease your tips in the wonderfully smooth pocket, then launch through the overlap into the bullet hard patina. Trend right to a ledge, then over a final short headwall.Still needs some cleaning, but this is easily the best route on the wall. A number of people have commented that it is reminiscent of a easy...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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