Comic Book Area Rock Climbing
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 Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',38],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in Comic Book Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Comic Book Area:
Featured Route For Comic Book Area
Comic Book 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Comic Strip - SW Face
This is the prominent climb on the prominent formation in the Comic Book area. A beautiful two-pitch crack running up wonderful white granite. Solid crack climbing skills needed.P1) Climb a crack running up the wall (interesting 5.8) to a scoop/alcove where two bolt belay is found.P2) This pitch starts with the crux of the climb. Some call it 10a. Crank your way up and over the upper lip of the scoop and into the continuing crack above. Enjoyable jamming leads to the top of the formation.Descent...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Comic Book Area. Photo by Blitzo.