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Areas in Steve Canyon Area

Cereal Rock 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hot Tub, The 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Steve Canyon 29 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29
Watanobe Wall 8 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
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: 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
Deflowered
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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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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X
Candelabra
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Orc
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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
Come-n-Do-Me
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Diamondback
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5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
The Decompensator of Lhasa
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Invisible Touch
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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jumping Jack Crack
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Comfortably Numb
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Deflowered Steve Canyon > Grain Surgery Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Skinny Dip Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Super Roof Steve Canyon > Super Roof Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Candelabra Steve Canyon > Orc Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X Trad
The Orc Steve Canyon > Orc Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Watanobe Wall Watanobe Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Amanda Hot Tub 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Grain Surgery Steve Canyon > Grain Surgery Wall 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Sidewinder Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Come-n-Do-Me Watanobe Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Diamondback Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
The Decompensator of Lhasa Steve Canyon > Grain Surgery Wall 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Invisible Touch Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Jumping Jack Crack Steve Canyon > Sidewinder Rock - W Face 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Comfortably Numb Steve Canyon > Super Roof Wall 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
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M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
The following bolts were replaced 4/00 by the ASCA:

Super Monster Killer - All 3 bolts.

Hoopharkz - 1 bolt. Jan 11, 2003

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