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Comic Strip - N Face, The 
Comic Strip - SW Face, The 

The Comic Strip  


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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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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
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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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