Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.019, -116.167 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 12, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

Steve Canyon can be approached from Hidden Valley CG by walking north along the west face of the Old Woman using a well-worn trail which leads directly to the mouth of Steve Canyon proper. This approach takes about 5-10 minutes depending upon which portion of Steve Canyon you plan on visiting.

Additionally, it's also quite easy to access Steve Canyon from The Outback proper by heading west along the north side of The Blob and then south past the east face of Sidewinder Rock, circling around the southern end of that formation to arrive at the mouth of Steve Canyon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Steve Canyon Area

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
 82
Skinny Dip
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 89
Deflowered
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 156
Super Roof
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X
 34
Candelabra
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
The Orc
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 121
Watanobe Wall
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Come-n-Do-Me
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Amanda
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 65
Grain Surgery
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 213
Sidewinder
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Elixir
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 55
The Decompensator of Lhasa
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
Invisible Touch
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 61
Jumping Jack Crack
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Comfortably Numb
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skinny Dip Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face
 82
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Deflowered Steve Canyon > Grain Surgery Wall
 89
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Super Roof Steve Canyon > Super Roof Wall
 156
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Candelabra Steve Canyon > Orc Wall
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X Trad
The Orc Steve Canyon > Orc Wall
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Watanobe Wall Watanobe Wall
 121
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Come-n-Do-Me Watanobe Wall
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Amanda Hot Tub
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Grain Surgery Steve Canyon > Grain Surgery Wall
 65
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Sidewinder Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face
 213
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Elixir Hot Tub
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Decompensator of Lhasa Steve Canyon > Grain Surgery Wall
 55
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Invisible Touch Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face
 24
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Jumping Jack Crack Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face
 61
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Comfortably Numb Steve Canyon > Super Roof Wall
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
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