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The Steve Canyon Area
lies along the western edge of The Outback
and to it's east is the large open area that characterizes that area. Steve Canyon
, the namesake of the area is the most popular spot here and within it's sheltered canyon walls are a number of quality routes worth seeking out. Watanobe Wall
faces Park Blvd. and offers a fair number of mostly crack climbs with a minimal approach. The Hot Tub
is another crag facing the road with a mix of crack and face climbs on it's sunny flanks. Cereal Rock
is fairly overlooked although it's many routes are not especially inspiring.
, The Hot Tub
and the Watanobe Wall
are most easily approached by parking along Park Boulevard in any of several paved pullouts adjacent to the rock and following trails to the base of your chosen crag. Approaches take from 5-10 minutes usually. Steve Canyon
can be approached from Hidden Valley CG by walking north along the west face of the Old Woman using a well-worn trail which leads directly to the mouth of Steve Canyon proper. This approach takes about 5-10 minutes depending upon which portion of Steve Canyon you plan on visiting.
Additionally, it's also quite easy to access Steve Canyon
from The Outback
proper by heading west along the north side of The Blob and then south past the east face of Sidewinder Rock, circling around the southern end of that formation to arrive at the mouth of Steve Canyon.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
50 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',2]
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Sidewinder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Sidewinder Rock - West Face
Begin in the center of the formation at a left-facing flake and climb up this to a bolt. Thin face past the bolt (crux) leads into a left-arching crack system and then a vertical crack which ends at the obvious dike. Mantle up, clip a bolt and then make a long, thought-provoking traverse up and left until able to reach the top. To descend downclimb/leap across a gap to reach a pinnacle with rap anchors located to the climber's left. This is another semi-classic route to do and one that won't soo...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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The following bolts were replaced 4/00 by the ASCA:
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Hoopharkz - 1 bolt.