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Guarding the mouth of Steve Canyon and facing The Orc Wall is this popular west-facing wall with a dozen or so crack and face climbs from 5.4 to 5.12b with half in the 5.10+ and under range. The normal descent is a 70' rappel from bolts atop King Pin .
Two approaches for getting to the mouth of Steve Canyon are as follows:
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Skinny Dip 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Sidewinder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Diamondback 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Invisible Touch 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Jumping Jack Crack 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Diamondback 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sidewinder Rock - West Face
Approach from either Hidden Valley Campground or the Quail Springs Road by way of climber's trails leading through the desert. Start as per Sidewinder at a left-facing flake, above face past a bolt leads to an arching crack system (Sidewinder cuts left here). Pull a small roof and climb past three bolts on featured rock to gain the prominent dike. Traverse left, clip a final bolt (shared with Sidewinder) and make a long balancy traverse up and left to the top. Descent is to the climber's l...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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