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Big Hunk Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: The view from Midnight Dreamer, Joshua Tree NP


This formation is behind (northeast of) Little Hunk. It is larger than Little Hunk, but is broken up and contains far fewer routes.

Getting There 

From Echo Rock, walk out to Little Hunk, go around left and to the boulder-filled corridor between Little Hunk and Big Hunk.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Hunk

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Hunk:
Midnight Dreamer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
The Black Tuna   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
Leachy Nuts   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Rich And Famous Cliff
Transformers   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
Alizijah   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rich And Famous Cliff
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Featured Route For Big Hunk
Rock Climbing Photo: 1) Edge, downward pull, chalk, rest  2) Edge, down...

Transformers 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
This one starts in the same place as Midnight Dreamer, but promptly moves left via technical climbing on a ledge. The climbing then goes straight up, on thin, sharp, crimps to a small overlap. Ease your tips in the wonderfully smooth pocket, then launch through the overlap into the bullet hard patina. Trend right to a ledge, then over a final short headwall.Still needs some cleaning, but this is easily the best route on the wall. A number of people have commented that it is reminiscent of a easy...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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