Comic Book Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Comic Book Area detail, Joshua Tree NP
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.
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 5-20 minutes approach depending upon which crag you plan on visiting.
Weather station 9.7 miles from here
72 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in Comic Book Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Comic Book Area:
Featured Route For Comic Book Area
Alice in Wonderjam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a California
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Alice Rock
This climb is found on a south-facing formation several hundred yards uphill from the Comic Book formation. From the base of that formation scramble up the rocky hillside past numerous giant boulders to reach this nice crack.Climb the obvious straight-in crack which widens from fingers to fists. Descend by walking off to the climber's right. A good climb but be aware that is has a bit of an approach; it's not very far up to the base but it is an arduous affair that is perhaps more wort...[more] Browse More Classics in California
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BETA PHOTO: Comic Book Area. Photo by Blitzo.