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Big Hunk (Southwest Face)

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Big Hunk (Southwest Face) Rock Climbing 


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The left side of Big Hunk's SW Face, Joshua Tree N...

Description 

Though large in size the southwest face of Big Hunk is fairly broken with almost all of the routes on the right side on the Midnight Dreamer and Cryogenics Walls. The "Forgotten Valley", a flat-bottomed and very vegetated open area, is located here bordered on the west by Little Hunk - NE Face (Shady Grove Wall).

Getting There 

The best approach is by circling around the southern end of Little Hunk from SW Face Right (Monkey Business Wall) and scrambling up along boulders past Little Hunk - NE Face (Left) and then through a notch to the base. The approach takes about 15-20 minutes from the car.


Climbing Season

For the Big Hunk area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['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 Big Hunk (Southwest Face)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Hunk (Southwest Face):
Midnight Dreamer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Black Tuna   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Transformers   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
Rock Climbing Photo: Midnight Dreamer (5.9), Joshua Tree NP

Midnight Dreamer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
Move through a small roof at the bottom and climb the crack through a series of ledges. The best top out is to clip the last bolt of The Black Tuna and move through the headwall to a two bolt anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The center of Big Hunk's SW Face, Joshua Tree NP
The center of Big Hunk's SW Face, Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The right side of Big Hunk's SW Face, Joshua Tree ...
The right side of Big Hunk's SW Face, Joshua Tree ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The notch to access the left side of Little Hunk's...
BETA PHOTO: The notch to access the left side of Little Hunk's...
Rock Climbing Photo: The rocky notch used to access Big Hunk's SW Face,...
BETA PHOTO: The rocky notch used to access Big Hunk's SW Face,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Hunk (Southwest Face) , Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Big Hunk (Southwest Face) , Joshua Tree NP

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