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Little Hunk - NE Face (Right)

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L to R R to L Alpha
Blue Diamond (aka Shock to the System) T 
Blues Traveller T 
Changes S 
Disrythmia S 
Electralux T 
Electric Blue S 
Flower Power T 
Incandescent S 
New Deal  S 
Potato Head T,TR 
Power Drop T 
Power Failure T 
Power Line T 
Rad Nad S 
Smear Factor S 
Team Scumbag T 
ZZZZZ Direct Start T 

Little Hunk - NE Face (Right)  

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0277, -116.1531 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jan 27, 2010
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Just after the cruxy move.

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A portion of the wall is closed due to Indian rock art. MORE INFO >>>


This face hosts a mix of moderate cracks and bolted faces, moderate to hard. Flaring cracks, flaky cracks, polished slab and face, pocketed face.

A shady spot in the spring afternoon. The routes on the right are a walk off to the right. The face routes lower off bolt anchors. The classic ZZZZZ (5.9) is located on this portion of rock.

Getting There 

Park at Echo Rock Parking Lot and walk under the EBGBs Boulder and around the right-hand side of Echo Rock past TS Special. Follow the trail across open desert heading towards the left end of Little Hunk, pass around the end of Little Hunk, the climbs start on the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Hunk - NE Face (Right):
Incandescent   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Electralux   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
ZZZZZ   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rad Nad   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Blues Traveller   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Power Failure   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Electric Blue   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Smear Factor   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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ZZZZZ Direct Start 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
This is a 2-bolt direct start to ZZZZZ. Begin about 30 feet right of the normal start and climb up to and onto a dike (5.9), then tiptoe left to join ZZZZZ. This start adds some quality moves to the pitch. I'd give ZZZZZ an extra star with the direct start (four stars instead of three).Be forewarned that the direct start does not lesson the runnouts of the original route. Even though the direct start is well-protected, you still have to climb the runnout up to ZZZZZ's original first bolt (5.7 R)...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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