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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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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.

Some of the better cracks here include Alice in Wonderjam (5.9), Comic Book (5.10a), Drano (5.10a), Frontal Lobotomy (5.10a), Take It For Granite (5.10c) and Brain Death (5.12a).

Full Frontal Nudity (5.10a), T-N-T (5.10c), Welcome to Joshua Tree (5.10c), Cleopatra (5.11b) and Silver Lining (5.11c) are some of the better face routes here.


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

49 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',5]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',7],['5.9',8],['5.10',23],['5.11',7],['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
Full Frontal Nudity   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   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
Frontal Lobotomy   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   The Comic Strip : The Comic Strip - SW Face
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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Featured Route For Comic Book Area
Cerro Torre tower proper in the background, the route climbs the foreground dark-colored face to the large corner and pulls over the roof.

80 Proof Roof 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Cerro Torre Tower
This route climbs the face to the right of the chimney on Cerro Torre Tower.Climb up the start of the chimney then traverse right to the first bolt. Continue up the face, staying to the right side past one more bolt to the roof. Pull a strenuous move from the corner to surmount the roof. Finish a few more tricky slab moves then on to easier terrain to the top.This is a good route with thought provoking moves on somewhat lose rock. Not for the beginning 5.10 or JT climber....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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