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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Comic Book Area:
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
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Fifteen Minute Gap 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Watergate Rock
This is not a particularly memorable climb, but it does provide an easy way to the top of the formation where TRs can be set for other routes if desired. It is a crack but there are plenty of face moves to augment it as well. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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