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Comic Strip - SW Face, The 

The Comic Strip 


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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 12, 2011
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Description 

Visible from Hidden Valley Campground is this huge formation with a variety of crack and face routes up to two pitches in length. Climbs here range from 5.8 to 5.11 with most in the 5.10 and under range.

Highlights include Comic Book (5.10a), Full Frontal Nudity (5.10a), Frontal Lobotomy (5.10a), Take It For Granite (5.10c) and Silver Lining (5.11c).


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


9 Total Routes


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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',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 The Comic Strip:
Comic Book   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   The Comic Strip - SW Face
Full Frontal Nudity   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   The Comic Strip - SW Face
Frontal Lobotomy   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   The Comic Strip - SW Face
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Featured Route For The Comic Strip
Full Frontal Nudity, 5.10-

Full Frontal Nudity 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Follow the marked trail out to the Comic Strip where you will find this climb. This formation will be facing away from you as approach, but it is easily identified as a massive formation which lies at the mouth of rocky canyon heading east (the left as you approach). It is also the next large formation encountered after passing the Mary Worth Buttress.P1) Start on the most obvious crack splitting the face - this is the Comic Book route (5.9+)- and climb it past some wide sections to a dike. T...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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