All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Echo Rock Area > Big Hunk > Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 35 ft|
|FA:||(TR) Dean Goolsby & Craig Pearson, FL: Geoff Archer and Clark Friedgen, April 1991|
|Page Views:||490 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Murf on Nov 4, 2013|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionSimilar to Archer-Friedgen across the way, Cryogenics dials the difficulty meter up a notch. Great face climbing with a definite crux between bolt 1 and 2. Clipping the 2nd bolt ain't easy, and though it's safe you'll want to make sure your belayer isn't mesmerized by the tourists somehow lost on the Barker Dam trail. Stays pumpy through bolt 3 and then eases off.
Unlike the rock on the lower southwest face, this wall is pristine.