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Little Hunk - NE Face (Right)

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Blue Diamond (aka Shock to the System) T 
Blues Traveller T 
Changes S 
Disrythmia S 
Electralux T 
Electric Blue S 
Flower Power T 
Functional Analysis TR 
Incandescent S 
New Deal  S 
Potato Head T,TR 
Power Drop T 
Power Failure T 
Power Line T 
Rad Nad S 
Smear Factor S 
Team Scumbag T 
ZZZZZ Direct Start T 

Little Hunk - NE Face (Right) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.0277, -116.1531 View Map  Incorrect?
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This face hosts a mix of moderate cracks and bolted faces, moderate to hard. Flaring cracks, flaky cracks, polished slab and face, pocketed face.

A shady spot in the spring afternoon. The routes on the right are a walk off to the right. The face routes lower off bolt anchors. The classic ZZZZZ (5.9) is located on this portion of rock.

Getting There 

Park at Echo Rock Parking Lot and walk under the EBGBs Boulder and around the right-hand side of Echo Rock past TS Special. Follow the trail across open desert heading towards the left end of Little Hunk, pass around the end of Little Hunk, the climbs start on the right.

Climbing Season

For the Little Hunk - NE Face area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Hunk - NE Face (Right)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Hunk - NE Face (Right):
Incandescent   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
ZZZZZ Direct Start   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
ZZZZZ   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Electralux   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Rad Nad   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Power Failure   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Electric Blue   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Changes   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Smear Factor   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sara Matisse on the FA

ZZZZZ Direct Start 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Little Hunk - NE Face (Righ...
This is a 2-bolt direct start to ZZZZZ. Begin about 30 feet right of the normal start and climb up to and onto a dike (5.9), then tiptoe left to join ZZZZZ. This start adds some quality moves to the pitch. I'd give ZZZZZ an extra star with the direct start (four stars instead of three).Be forewarned that the direct start does not lesson the runnouts of the original route. Even though the direct start is well-protected, you still have to climb the runnout up to ZZZZZ's original first bolt (5.7 R)...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Just after the cruxy move.    Photo by Al Swanson
Just after the cruxy move. Photo by Al Swanson
Rock Climbing Photo: Warning sign near "Energy Crisis", Joshu...
Warning sign near "Energy Crisis", Joshu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Hunk - NE Face (Right), Joshua Tree NP
Little Hunk - NE Face (Right), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: The scrub oaks on the east side of Little Hunk fea...
BETA PHOTO: The scrub oaks on the east side of Little Hunk fea...
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Hunk-East Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Little Hunk-East Face. Photo by Blitzo.

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