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Areas in Little Hunk - NE Face

Little Hunk - NE Face (Left) 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Little Hunk - NE Face (Right) 12 / 7 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Little Hunk - NE Face (Shady Grove Wall) 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

Description

Vastly different in character than the southwest side of Little Hunk, this side tends to be steeper, more featured and overall have much better rock. Large sections of dark patina are conspicuous but the very best rock here is a smooth grey patina which lends itself nicely to climbing.

A wide range of both crack and face routes are available to choose from with ratings in the 5.7 to 5.13+ range, although most are 5.12 and under.

Some of the better climbs here include ZZZZZ (5.9 R), Electralux (5.9), Playing Hookey (5.10a), Shady Grove (5.10b), Point of No Return (5.10c), Power Failure (5.11a), Electric Blue (5.11c), Changes (5.11c) and New Deal (5.13d).

Getting There

From the large gravel lot at Echo Tee follow a well-marked trail east past the south end of Echo Rock into an open area where the Little Hunk formation will come into view. Continue northeast on the obvious trail which leads to the base of the southwest face and then continue around the north end to reach the northeast face. Approach time is about 10-15 minutes from the car.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Hunk - NE Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 49
Incandescent
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 16
ZZZZZ
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 9
ZZZZZ Direct Start
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 31
Electralux
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Rad Nad
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Playing Hooky
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Shady Grove
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Point of No Return
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Power Failure
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Changes
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Electric Blue
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Smear Factor
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Incandescent Little Hunk - NE Face…
 49
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
ZZZZZ Little Hunk - NE Face…
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad
ZZZZZ Direct Start Little Hunk - NE Face…
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Electralux Little Hunk - NE Face…
 31
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Rad Nad Little Hunk - NE Face…
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Playing Hooky Little Hunk - NE Face…
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Shady Grove Little Hunk - NE Face…
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Point of No Return Little Hunk - NE Face…
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Power Failure Little Hunk - NE Face…
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Changes Little Hunk - NE Face…
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Electric Blue Little Hunk - NE Face…
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Smear Factor Little Hunk - NE Face…
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Murf  
The route density, distance from the road, and selection of grades make this a great wall for hot days in Josh. Nov 17, 2008
C Miller   CA  
The left side of Little Hunk's East Face (where Disrythmia, New Deal etc. are located) has been sometimes referred to as the "Vertical Adventure Wall". Jan 16, 2009

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