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The Comic Strip - SW Face

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The Comic Strip - SW Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.0131, -116.1433 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 9, 2002
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The centerpiece of the area, this large formation has a decent number of quality routes on both the shorter north face as well as it's 250' southwest face where several multi-pitch routes can be found.

Popular routes here include Comic Book (5.10a), Full Frontal Nudity (5.10a) and Frontal Lobotomy (5.10a).

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 formation. Plan on 10-20 minutes approach depending upon your hiking speed.

Climbing Season

For the Comic Book Area area.

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Comic Strip - SW Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Comic Strip - SW Face:
Comic Book   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Full Frontal Nudity   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Frontal Lobotomy   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Russ using a good rest

Comic Book 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - SW Face
This is the prominent climb on the prominent formation in the Comic Book area. A beautiful two-pitch crack running up wonderful white granite. Solid crack climbing skills needed.P1) Climb a crack running up the wall (interesting 5.8) to a scoop/alcove where two bolt belay is found.P2) This pitch starts with the crux of the climb. Some call it 10a. Crank your way up and over the upper lip of the scoop and into the continuing crack above. Enjoyable jamming leads to the top of the formation.Descent...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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