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Anthrax Rock 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Dinosaur Rock 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Dutzi Rock 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Heap, The 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Hitman Rock 11 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Jackson Cracks 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Labor Dome 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Patagonia Pile 11 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Peyote Cracks Formation 13 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Rock Hudson 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Rollerball Formation 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Roof Rock 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Steve Canyon Area 49 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 51
Unknown Sculpted Rock 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Wall of Biblical Fallacies 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7

Description

Many excellent formations are to be found in this extensive area that generally has short easy approaches. Many classics are found in this area that's not far from the campground but feels like it is. Cracks, faces, mixed routes and even some sport climbs are here.

Some of the many classics here include- Super Roof (5.9+) and Sidewinder (5.10b), Hot Rocks (5.11b), Grain Surgery (5.10a), Apartheid (5.12a), Jugline (5.11c), Rollerball (5.10b), and Blood of Christ (5.12a).

Additionally good bouldering is scattered throughout the area as are some local curiosities like The Hobbit Hole and The Iron Door Cave.

Getting There

The Outback is the large collection of formations that are found to the north of Hidden Valley Campground. They extend from near the Quail Springs Road (Steve Canyon) east towards Echo Cove (Peyote Cracks wall) and north to Dutzi Rock. Approaches vary but most are made via Hidden Valley Campground as this typically affords the shortest walk.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Outback

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Skinny Dip
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Super Roof
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Looney Tunes
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Watanobe Wall
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Amanda
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Grain Surgery
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Sidewinder
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rollerball
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
A Woman's Work is Never Done
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5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Decompensator of Lhasa
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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jumping Jack Crack
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rollercoaster
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hot Rocks
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Wet T-Shirt Night
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5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Baby Apes
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Skinny Dip Steve Canyon Area > Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Super Roof Steve Canyon Area > Steve Canyon > Super Roof Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Looney Tunes Rock Hudson 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Watanobe Wall Steve Canyon Area > Watanobe Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Amanda Steve Canyon Area > Hot Tub 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Grain Surgery Steve Canyon Area > Steve Canyon > Grain Surgery Wall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Sidewinder Steve Canyon Area > Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Rollerball Rollerball Formation 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
A Woman's Work is Never Done Labor Dome 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Decompensator of Lhasa Steve Canyon Area > Steve Canyon > Grain Surgery Wall 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Jumping Jack Crack Steve Canyon Area > Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Rollercoaster Rollerball Formation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hot Rocks Rock Hudson 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Wet T-Shirt Night Patagonia Pile > Patagonia Pile - E Face 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Baby Apes Peyote Cracks For… > Peyote Cracks Formation - E. Fac… 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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BRegan   Joshua Tree, CA
One of the parent birds currently nesting on the Patagonia Pile. Please give them the space they need to raise their young.
March 2017


Thank you very much, JTNP Mar 29, 2017

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