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Routes in Sidewinder Rock - West Face

Diamondback T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Invisible Touch T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jumping Jack Crack T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
King Pin T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Kingsnake T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sidewinder T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Skinny Dip T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Venucian Fece T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.019, -116.166 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 27, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Guarding the mouth of Steve Canyon and facing The Orc Wall is this popular west-facing wall with a dozen or so crack and face climbs from 5.4 to 5.12b with half in the 5.10+ and under range. The normal descent is a 70' rappel from bolts atop King Pin .

Some of the better routes here include Skinny Pin (5.4 R), Skinny Dip (5.7 R), Sidewinder (5.10b), Diamondback (5.10c), Invisible Touch (5.10d) and Jumping Jack Crack (5.11a).

Routes from left to right:

Skinny Dip (5.7 R)
Invisible Touch (5.10d)
King Pin (5.11a)
Skinny Pin (5.4 R)
Jumping Jack Crack (5.11a)
Venucian Fece (5.11a)
Sidewinder (5.10b)
Diamondback (5.10c)
Kingsnake (5.12b)
Rattle and Hum (5.11d)
Munchkin Land (5.10d)

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sidewinder Rock - West Face

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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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Sidewinder
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Diamondback
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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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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Skinny Dip 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Sidewinder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Diamondback 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Invisible Touch 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Jumping Jack Crack 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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