Al Swanson on "Blues Traveller".
Photo by Blitzo.
Vastly different in character than the southwest side of Little Hunk, this side tends to be steeper, more featured and overall have much better rock. Large sections of dark patina are conspicuous but the very best rock here is a smooth grey patina which lends itself nicely to climbing.
A wide range of both crack and face routes are available to choose from with ratings in the 5.7 to 5.13+ range, although most are 5.12 and under.
Some of the better climbs here include ZZZZZ
(5.9 R), Electralux
(5.9), Playing Hookey (5.10a), Shady Grove (5.10b), Point of No Return
(5.10c), Power Failure
(5.11a), Electric Blue
(5.11c) and New Deal
From the large gravel lot at Echo Tee follow a well-marked trail east past the south end of Echo Rock into an open area where the Little Hunk formation will come into view. Continue northeast on the obvious trail which leads to the base of the southwest face and then continue around the north end to reach the northeast face. Approach time is about 10-15 minutes from the car.
Weather station 9.1 miles from here
28 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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ZZZZZ Direct Start 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
This is a 2-bolt direct start to ZZZZZ. Begin about 30 feet right of the normal start and climb up to and onto a dike (5.9), then tiptoe left to join ZZZZZ. This start adds some quality moves to the pitch. I'd give ZZZZZ an extra star with the direct start (four stars instead of three).Be forewarned that the direct start does not lesson the runnouts of the original route. Even though the direct start is well-protected, you still have to climb the runnout up to ZZZZZ's original first bolt (5.7 R)...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Lluis on ZZZZ - Little Hunk
Nov 17, 2008
The route density, distance from the road, and selection of grades make this a great wall for hot days in Josh.
By C Miller
Jan 16, 2009
The left side of Little Hunk's East Face (where Disrythmia, New Deal etc. are located) has been sometimes referred to as the "Vertical Adventure Wall".