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Comic Book Area  


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Elevation: 4,400'
Location: 34.013, -116.143 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 Jul 8, 2002
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Description 

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.

Some of the better cracks here include Alice in Wonderjam (5.9), Comic Book (5.10a), Drano (5.10a), Frontal Lobotomy (5.10a), Take It For Granite (5.10c) and Brain Death (5.12a).

Full Frontal Nudity (5.10a), T-N-T (5.10c), Welcome to Joshua Tree (5.10c), Cleopatra (5.11b) and Silver Lining (5.11c) are some of the better face routes here.


Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.7 miles from here

49 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Comic Book Area:
Alice in Wonderjam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Alice Rock
Comic Book   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Black Rabbit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Alice Rock
Bottle in Front of Me   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Mary Worth Buttress
Full Frontal Nudity   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Frontal Lobotomy   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Welcome to Joshua Tree   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Mary Worth Buttress
T-N-T   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Watergate Rock
Combination Locks   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Alice Rock
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Featured Route For Comic Book Area
Cleopatra, 5.11

Cleopatra 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sphinx Rock
The route starts on the north-facing side of a large squarish block on the left side of the Sphinx formation. Scramble up boulders to access the base. An easy layback/flake leads to continuous steep smears past six bolts to the summit. The excellent rock and moves make this a classic Josh friction route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
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Sphinx Rock formation
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Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
Comic Book Area. Photo by Blitzo.
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The Comic Book from the vicinity of the Asteroid B...
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