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The Comic Strip - N Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 12, 2011


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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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Comic Strip - N Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Comic Strip - N Face:
Take It For Granite   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Silver Lining (5.11c), Joshua Tree NP

Silver Lining 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - N Face
This stupendous steep face climb on dark gray varnish begins on a large platform at the base of a north facing rectangular block across from the Mary Worth Buttress. Balancy moves at the start lead to the first of five bolts. Sustained climbing gains the crux above the fifth bolt. A short hand crack past the crux ends at the top. Easily 3 out of 5 stars....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The north face of the Comic Strip, Joshua Tree NP
The north face of the Comic Strip, Joshua Tree NP

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