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The centerpiece of the area, this large formation has a decent number of quality routes on both the shorter north face as well as it's 250' southwest face where several multi-pitch routes can be found.
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.
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Comic Book 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Full Frontal Nudity 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Frontal Lobotomy 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
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Full Frontal Nudity 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - SW Face
Follow the marked trail out to the Comic Strip where you will find this climb. This formation will be facing away from you as approach, but it is easily identified as a massive formation which lies at the mouth of rocky canyon heading east (the left as you approach). It is also the next large formation encountered after passing the Mary Worth Buttress.P1) Start on the most obvious crack splitting the face - this is the Comic Book route (5.9+)- and climb it past some wide sections to a dike. T...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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