The Comic Book Area offers an opportunity to get away from the crowds of the nearby Echo Rock Area and enjoy some fun crack and face climbs with generally good quality rock.
Drive east past Echo Tee for about 0.5 miles along the Bighorn Pass Road, as if heading to Barker Dam, and park in any of several turnouts. From here a marked trail heads south along the edge of the hillside to the various climbing areas. Plan on 5-20 minutes approach depending upon which crag you plan on visiting.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Comic Book Area:
Full Frontal Nudity 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 190' The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Frontal Lobotomy 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 100' The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Take It For Granite 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70' The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - N Face
Cruising for Burgers 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 165' The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Silver Lining 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70' The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - N Face
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Full Frontal Nudity 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Follow the marked trail out to the Comic Strip where you will find this climb. This formation will be facing away from you as approach, but it is easily identified as a massive formation which lies at the mouth of rocky canyon heading east (the left as you approach). It is also the next large formation encountered after passing the Mary Worth Buttress.P1) Start on the most obvious crack splitting the face - this is the Comic Book route (5.9+)- and climb it past some wide sections to a dike. T...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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