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Little Hunk  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0268, -116.1524 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Little Hunk West Face

Description 

Little Hunk despite it's name is a rather large formation that's located opposite Echo Rock's East Face. Although not very far from the road it tends to see much less traffic compared to the Echo Cove and Echo Rock areas.

The rock here varies some in quality with the southwest face having generally light-colored grainy rock while much of the northeast face is sprinkled with a nice patina which lends itself to climbing.

Getting There 

From the large gravel lot north of Echo Tee follow a well-marked trail east past the south end of Echo Rock into an open area where the Little Hunk formation will come into view. Continue northeast on the obvious trail which leads to the base of the southwest face or continue around the north end to reach the northeast face. Approach time is about 10-15 minutes from the car.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.1 miles from here

57 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',4],['5.9',7],['5.10',29],['5.11',11],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',1],['',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 Little Hunk:
Right Between the Eyes   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Right (Monkey Busin...
Tim's Valentine    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Center (The Solariu...
Monkey Business   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Right (Monkey Busin...
Electralux   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Incandescent   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
ZZZZZ   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Remembering Marina    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Center (The Solariu...
Roofing Company   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Right (Monkey Busin...
Rad Nad   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Torturer's Apprentice   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Left (Trespassers W...
Blues Traveller   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Point of No Return   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Left...
Uppercut   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Center (The Solariu...
Trespassers Will Be Violated   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Left (Trespassers W...
Out of Order   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Center (The Solariu...
Compassion of the Elephants   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Left (Trespassers W...
Power Failure   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Alibi   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Little Hunk - SW Face : SW Face Center (The Solariu...
Electric Blue   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
Smear Factor   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Hunk - NE Face : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
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Featured Route For Little Hunk
Sara Matisse on the FA

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

Photos of Little Hunk Slideshow Add Photo
Little Hunk/The Chair and Big Hunk, Joshua Tree NP
Little Hunk/The Chair and Big Hunk, Joshua Tree NP
Little Hunk, right end
Little Hunk, right end
Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera) in bloom near Little Hunk, Joshua Tree NP <br /> <br />
Mojave Yucca (Yucca schidigera) in bloom near Litt...
Claret Cup (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) near Little Hunk, Joshua Tree NP
Claret Cup (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) near Lit...
Little Hunk, Joshua Tree NP
Little Hunk, Joshua Tree NP

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By David Evans
Dec 2, 2003
The SW face has many fine routes on its left side including the old school slab testpieces "Trespassers Will Be Violated" 5.10c * PG/R and "Compassion of the Elephants" 5.10c * R. "Abstract Roller Disco" 5.11a PG is another challanging slab in the center section. "The Chair" sits atop the SW face right side where the interesting roof routes "Roofing Company"5.10a * and "Monkey Business" 5.8 * are. However, it is the shady or northern facing sections that have some of Little Hunk's best routes. See the NE center for "Shady Grove" 5,10b ** and "Playing Hookey" 5.10a**.The NE face right side has several of the best in the area, notably "ZZZZZ" 5.9 ** R.