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Comic Book Area  


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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

67 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',35],['Bomb',5]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',3],['5.8',9],['5.9',12],['5.10',26],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Comic Book Area:
Alice in Wonderjam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Alice Rock
Comic Book   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
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
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
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
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T-N-T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Watergate Rock
A short but fun sprint up the north face of the large block leaning against the northeast face of Watergate Rock.An overhung start plants you onto a narrow flake/ramp which leads upwards to the crux - delicate smearing where the ramp ends. Well-protected and fun with a variety of moves on good rock. Two stars out of five....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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

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