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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.
Two approaches for getting to the mouth of Steve Canyon are as follows:
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Candelabra 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Candelabra 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Orc Wall
The route is an obvious shallow corner which becomes a detached, hanging, thin, right- facing flake. It MIGHT be solid, but it doesn't look that way. Falling on cams behind it is a proposal of dubious wisdom, at best. Climb up on a few moderate moves in the shallow right-facing corner to reach the hanging flake. Move up onto this flake with jams and liebacks to reach the top (5.9) and move up through the first of two 'blank' bulges to reach a decent horizontal feature (10a) traverse left (5.7) ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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