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Comic Book Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,400'
Location: 34.013, -116.143 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 Jul 8, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: Comic Book Area detail, Joshua Tree NP

Description 

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.

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 various climbing areas. Plan on 5-20 minutes approach depending upon which crag you plan on visiting.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.7 miles from here

72 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',5]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',4],['5.8',9],['5.9',12],['5.10',27],['5.11',8],['5.12',1],['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 Comic Book Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Comic Book Area:
Alice in Wonderjam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Alice Rock
Black Rabbit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Alice Rock
Bottle in Front of Me   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Mary Worth Buttress
Comic Book   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Full Frontal Nudity   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Frontal Lobotomy   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Black Hills Gold   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Dakota Domes : South Dakota Dome
Take It For Granite   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - N Face
T-N-T   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Watergate Rock Area : Watergate Rock
Welcome to Joshua Tree   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Mary Worth Buttress
Combination Locks   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Alice Rock
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Comic Book Area

Featured Route For Comic Book Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Afterthought, 5.11

Afterthought 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sphinx Rock
This fun route involves various stemming and palming maneuvers which make the bottom section of this route seem longer than it is. Well worth doing if your passing by. Walk off the south side slabs....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Comic Book Area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Cholla bloom at the Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree N...
Cholla bloom at the Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree N...
Rock Climbing Photo: Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Torre Tower, Joshua Tree NP
Cerro Torre Tower, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Sinagar Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Sinagar Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: A hardy Juniper in the Comic Book Area, Joshua Tre...
A hardy Juniper in the Comic Book Area, Joshua Tre...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Comic Book from the vicinity of the Asteroid B...
The Comic Book from the vicinity of the Asteroid B...
Rock Climbing Photo: Comic Book Area
BETA PHOTO: Comic Book Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Comic Book Area. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Comic Book Area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sphinx Rock formation
BETA PHOTO: Sphinx Rock formation
Rock Climbing Photo: Plymouth Rock and Watergate Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Plymouth Rock and Watergate Rock, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Watergate Rock
Watergate Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Colorful rock formations abound in the Comic Book ...
Colorful rock formations abound in the Comic Book ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cerro Torre Tower
BETA PHOTO: Cerro Torre Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Live-forever (Dudleya saxosa) in the Comic Book Ar...
Live-forever (Dudleya saxosa) in the Comic Book Ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: Trail to the Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
Trail to the Comic Book Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Box Canyon Area, Joshua Tree NP
Box Canyon Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: A healthy Cholla in the Comic Book Area, Joshua Tr...
A healthy Cholla in the Comic Book Area, Joshua Tr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Put a bird on it, Joshua Tree NP
Put a bird on it, Joshua Tree NP

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