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.
Cereal Rock, 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.
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Sidewinder 5.10b PG13 CA : 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