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Big Hunk

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Big Hunk Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.02712, -116.15094 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Apr 17, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: The view from Midnight Dreamer, Joshua Tree NP

Description 

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

35 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',4],['5.8',10],['5.9',7],['5.10',10],['5.11',2],['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]

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)
Leachy Nuts   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Rich And Famous Cliff
The Black Tuna   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
Lucky 7   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Poker Face
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: Leading the long and enticing Rich And Famous.  iP...

Rich And Famous 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rich And Famous Cliff
Tall left-facing dihedral on the right. Climb up to a ledge about 20 ft high, then keep to the right to go up a dihedral with an overhang start (the series of diagonal creases on the left looks viable too and is probably easier, but with limited pro). Continue up easier cracks that lead up to another steep dihedral thin crack with also an overhanging entry move. Super fun roof finish at the very top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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