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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

61 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
Bottle in Front of Me   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Mary Worth Buttress
Black Rabbit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Alice Rock
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
T-N-T   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Watergate Rock
Welcome to Joshua Tree   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Mary Worth Buttress
Black Gold   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   South Dakota Dome
Combination Locks   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Alice Rock
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Fitzroy Was Here 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cerro Torre Tower
The main line up the Cerro Torre tower, this route starts up a finger crack and finishes on some spicy slab/face climbing.The route starts to the left of the obvious chimney on the tower. Climb up the short finger crack to a ledge. Traverse right on very lose rock to the first bolt, then proceed up and right past three more bolts to the top.The crux is between the first and second bolt - do not pull too hard on those flakes!Note that the picture in Vogel's 1992 guide shows the climb going up t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
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Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
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The Comic Book from the vicinity of the Asteroid B...
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Cerro Torre Tower
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