BETA PHOTO: Mary Worth Buttress, Joshua Tree NP
This is the first tall crag encountered on the way to the Comic Strip, the large formation the route Comic Book
(5.9) is found on. Routes on this formation face southwest so plan on lots of sun unless you get there early in the morning. Climbs tend to be traditionally bolted face climbs on decent rock-fun but not the best in the Park-in a nice quiet setting. Here one can escape the circus-like atmosphere of Echo Rock and other popular spots.
The climbs range from the well protected Bottle In Front Of Me
(5.10a) to the fun, two pitch Welcome To Joshua Tree
(5.10c). There aren't many routes to do here but it is a nice area to check out. Often when several parties are at the Comic Strip one can climb in solitude at this crag.
Parking area for the Comic Book area is about 1/2 mile from the Echo Rock parking area in some turnouts. The Comic Book is easily visible as a large group of rocks set against a hillside, and in fact the namesake climb Comic Book is visible from certain spots of Hidden Valley Campground. The trail, which is marked with brown Access fund markers starts from the south (right if heading to Barker Dam) side of the road and winds it's way through the desert to the various formations.
Weather station 9.6 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',2]
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Welcome to Joshua Tree 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Mary Worth Buttress
P1) Start 15' left of a huge left-facing corner and climb to a high first bolt. Above, sporty face moves past three more bolts lead up and right then back left to a 3 bolt anchor on a nice ledge.A 1" piece can be placed under a flake on this pitch too, so keep your eyes open.P2) Climb off the belay past a bolt then up face past several horizontals and some exciting moves to the top and another bolted anchor.Descend the route in two (2) raps with a single 60 meter rope or longer; don't ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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