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The Comic Strip  


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.01316, -116.14301 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 Jun 12, 2011
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The Comic Strip, Joshua Tree NP

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



Weather station 9.7 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=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
Silver Lining (5.11c), Joshua Tree NP

Silver Lining 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - N Face
This stupendous steep face climb on dark gray varnish begins on a large platform at the base of a north facing rectangular block across from the Mary Worth Buttress. Balancy moves at the start lead to the first of five bolts. Sustained climbing gains the crux above the fifth bolt. A short hand crack past the crux ends at the top. Easily 3 out of 5 stars....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The Comic Strip (North Face), Joshua Tree NP
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