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Hunk Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 11, 2004
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Hunk Rock is a squat looking formation sitting atop a small hill overlooking the Barker Dam parking lot. It is also just west of Dissolution Rock and is highly visible on the drive to the Wonderland parking area near Uncle Willie's.

Despite it's size it has few classics, although there are some routes worth doing. Some of the routes to check out include the following - Hunkloads To Hermosa (5.9), Death of a Decade (5.10a), Soft Cell (5.10d) and Breath of Death (5.11a).

Getting There 

Drive the road towards Barker Dam and park in the giant car corral. Look for the rock and go -a short walk will take one to the base. Also easily reached from the Wonderland parking near Uncle Willie's.

Climbing Season

For the Barker Dam Area area.

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hunk Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hunk Rock:
Death of a Decade   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Hunk Rock - East Face
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Death of a Decade 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Hunk Rock - East Face
This is a very dynamic stemming route up an interesting left-facing dihedral just to the right of Soft Cell (5.10c/d). Lots of fun and a good workout. The rock quality is great and a decent is easyily made from the chains atop Soft Cell....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By C Miller
From: CA
Feb 11, 2004
The rap route shown in Bartlett's Central J. Tree guide is incorrect. The rap station was moved to the east face atop the route Soft Cell (about 1995 or so).
By Murf
Feb 12, 2004
There are some new routes between Death of a Decade and Breath of Death. The leftmost one follows a left facing corner to a slab, the right sort of a right facing corner. They both lead to a poorly placed rap station, haven't done the lines, but they look forced at the top. Anyone got the 411 on these?
By C Miller
From: CA
Feb 12, 2004
I know of two newer routes in this vicinty - Hunky Dory (5.10a) 4 bolts to a bolted anchor/rap & Nightmares Of Depravity (5.8) A ramp/crack to face w/ a bolt right of Hunky Dory.

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