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Elevation: 4,324 ft
GPS: 34.01422, -116.14581
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 8, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Gunkswest, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description Suggest change

The Comic Book Area offers an opportunity to get away from the crowds of the nearby Echo Rock Area and enjoy some fun crack and face climbs with generally good quality rock.

Getting There Suggest change

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 various climbing areas.

  •  Plan on 5-30+ minutes approach depending upon which crag you plan on visiting.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Comic Book Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Alice in Wonderjam
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Tricky Dick
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 104
Comic Book
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Full Frontal Nudity
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Bottle in Front of Me
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Black Rabbit
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Herman
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 34
Frontal Lobotomy
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Stargazer
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Zombie Jesus Day
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 6
Welcome to Joshua Tree
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
T-N-T
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Black Hills Gold
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Cleopatra
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Silver Lining
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Alice in Wonderjam Alice Rock
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Tricky Dick Watergate Rock… > Watergate Rock
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Comic Book Comic Strip > Comic Strip - SW Face
 104
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Full Frontal Nudity Comic Strip > Comic Strip - SW Face
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Bottle in Front of Me Mary Worth Buttress
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Black Rabbit Alice Rock
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Herman Herman Rock
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Frontal Lobotomy Comic Strip > Comic Strip - SW Face
 34
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Stargazer Astronomy Rock
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Zombie Jesus Day Box Canyon Area
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Welcome to Joshua Tree Mary Worth Buttress
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
T-N-T Watergate Rock… > Watergate Rock
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Black Hills Gold Dakota Domes > S Dakota Dome
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cleopatra Sphinx Rock
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Silver Lining Comic Strip > Comic Strip - N Face
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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