The Orc Wall Rock Climbing
"Grand Theft Avacado". Photo by Blitzo.
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.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Orc Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Orc Wall:
Candelabra 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
X Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For The Orc Wall
Grand Theft Avocado 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Orc Wall
The Route to be descibed is the most Obvious crack system moving up the low-angle S-faceing buttress of the South Wall on the West Side of Steve Canyon. That's a mouthfull...In short, it's the first route on the left just before you enter the canyon.Climb up on a few awkward moves to gain a slightly flaring jamcrack and continue upward to the top of the rock in that crack system. If you like a lot of pro, take a doube set of cams to 3.5"Moving back to the NE from the top of the route you will fi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA