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The Orc Wall  

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01879, -116.16653 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 27, 2009






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"Grand Theft Avacado". Photo by Blitzo.


Guarding the mouth of Steve Canyon and facing Sidewinder Rock - West Face is this east-facing wall with half a dozen routes from 5.7 to 5.11b with most 5.10 and easier. The usual descent is via a 60' rappel from bolts atop Candelabra.

The Orc (5.10a), Candelabra (5.10 R/X) and The Troll (5.11b/c) are popular here.

Routes from left to right:

Grand Theft Avocado (5.7)
Candelabra (5.10 R/X)
The Orc (5.10a)
Orc Sighs (5.10c)
The Troll (5.11b/c)

Getting There 

Two approaches for getting to the mouth of Steve Canyon are as follows:

Approach from the large lot at Hidden Valley Campgound walk along the west face of the Old Woman using a well-worn trail which leads directly to the mouth of Steve Canyon proper.

Park in one of several paved turnouts along Park Blvd. a short distance to the north of the turn into the Hidden Valley CG parking lot and follow a marked trail east to the mouth of Steve Canyon. The west face of Sidewinder Rock and it's distinctive slanting dike system is a good landmark.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Orc Wall:
Candelabra   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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