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The Comic Strip - SW Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.0131, -116.1433 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Comic Strip (Southwest Face), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

The centerpiece of the area, this large formation has a decent number of quality routes on both the shorter north face as well as it's 250' southwest face where several multi-pitch routes can be found.

Popular routes here include Comic Book (5.10a), Full Frontal Nudity (5.10a) and Frontal Lobotomy (5.10a).

Getting There 

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 formation. Plan on 10-20 minutes approach depending upon your hiking speed.

Climbing Season

For the The Comic Strip area.

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['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 The Comic Strip - SW Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Comic Strip - SW Face:
Comic Book   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Full Frontal Nudity   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Frontal Lobotomy   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Comic Strip - SW Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Frontal Lobotomy, 5.10

Frontal Lobotomy 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Comic Strip - SW Face
A really great, steep crack climb, that seems more exposed and difficult that it really is (aren't we always looking for this kind of route?) Excellent protection. One of the first climbs done in the Comic Book area. The young Matt Cox, Dave Evans and Spencer Lennard were very active in climbers in the 70s, establishing many fine routes. Pitch 1: The first pitch (5.9) is often neglected, but is actually quite good. Layback a wide crack (crux), which quickly becomes fingers; traverse le...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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