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The Comic Strip Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.01316, -116.14301 View Map  Incorrect?
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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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The Comic Strip, Joshua Tree NP

Description 

Visible from Hidden Valley Campground is this huge formation with a variety of crack and face routes up to two pitches in length. Climbs here range from 5.8 to 5.11 with most in the 5.10 and under range.

Highlights include Comic Book (5.10a), Full Frontal Nudity (5.10a), Frontal Lobotomy (5.10a), Take It For Granite (5.10c) and Silver Lining (5.11c).

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

For the Comic Book Area area.

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',7],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Comic Strip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Comic Strip:
Comic Book   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   The Comic Strip - SW Face
Full Frontal Nudity   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   The Comic Strip - SW Face
Frontal Lobotomy   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   The Comic Strip - SW Face
Take It For Granite   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Comic Strip - N Face
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Featured Route For The Comic Strip
Rock Climbing Photo: Frontal Lobotomy, 5.10

Frontal Lobotomy 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - SW Face
A really great, steep crack climb, that seems more exposed and difficult that it really is (aren't we always looking for this kind of route?) Excellent protection. One of the first climbs done in the Comic Book area. The young Matt Cox, Dave Evans and Spencer Lennard were very active in climbers in the 70s, establishing many fine routes. Pitch 1: The first pitch (5.9) is often neglected, but is actually quite good. Layback a wide crack (crux), which quickly becomes fingers; traverse le...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Comic Strip (North Face), Joshua Tree NP
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