BETA PHOTO: Comic Book Area detail, Joshua Tree NP
The Comic Book Area
offers an opportunity to get away from the crowds of the nearby Echo Rock Area
and enjoy some fun crack and face climbs with generally good quality rock.
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 various climbing areas. Plan on 5-20 minutes approach depending upon which crag you plan on visiting.
Weather station 9.7 miles from here
72 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',5]
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Fitzroy Was Here 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Cerro Torre Tower
The main line up the Cerro Torre tower, this route starts up a finger crack and finishes on some spicy slab/face climbing.The route starts to the left of the obvious chimney on the tower. Climb up the short finger crack to a ledge. Traverse right on very lose rock to the first bolt, then proceed up and right past three more bolts to the top.The crux is between the first and second bolt - do not pull too hard on those flakes!Note that the picture in Vogel's 1992 guide shows the climb going up t...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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