Big Hunk (Southwest Face) Rock Climbing
The left side of Big Hunk's SW Face, Joshua Tree N...
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)
Climbing Season For the Echo Rock Area 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]
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Featured Route For Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
Transformers 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Big Hunk (Southwest Face)
This one starts in the same place as Midnight Dreamer, but promptly moves left via technical climbing on a ledge. The climbing then goes straight up, on thin, sharp, crimps to a small overlap. Ease your tips in the wonderfully smooth pocket, then launch through the overlap into the bullet hard patina. Trend right to a ledge, then over a final short headwall.Still needs some cleaning, but this is easily the best route on the wall. A number of people have commented that it is reminiscent of a easy...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
The center of Big Hunk's SW Face, Joshua Tree NP
The right side of Big Hunk's SW Face, Joshua Tree ...
BETA PHOTO: The notch to access the left side of Little Hunk's...
BETA PHOTO: The rocky notch used to access Big Hunk's SW Face,...
BETA PHOTO: Big Hunk (Southwest Face) , Joshua Tree NP