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The Comic Strip - N Face  


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Elevation: 4,500'
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 12, 2011
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Description 

While not at tall or sunny as the popular south face of the formation the north face offers a handful of routes in the 5.10 to 5.11 range for the adventurous climber. Highlights here include the technical thin crack of Take It For Granite (5.10c) and Silver Lining (5.11c) with it's thin face climbing on excellent 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 formation. Plan on 10-20 minutes approach depending upon your hiking speed.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.7 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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Featured Route For The Comic Strip - N Face

Take It For Granite 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - N Face
Technical thin/finger crack with jamming and liebacking off the ground to a crux midway up the first crack easing to hands, followed by a large flat ledge and an easier short yet steep arching finger crack to the top. The pro is not great at the crux, but you can get some small brass there. The second should be solid for this one; the traverse out of the first crack to the ledge sets up a good-sized pendulum fall. Pumpy for the rating....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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