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Willow Canyon

California > High Desert > Death Valley NP


Tucked into a deep canyon that gets tighter and hosts a seasonal stream, there stands a waterfall, sliding down bomber marble with plenty of features and just enough vertical to be worthwhile. Though canyoneers (it seems) have placed rap anchors, there is no other protection available or possible, unless you place your own bolts.

Getting There

An hour long hike leads around some hills and into the main canyon that is visible after making the turn. Hike the canyon until you get to the waterfall.

Routes from Left to Right

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a X
Butt Naked
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Butt Naked
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a X Trad

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starting the down-solo after my FFNA
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Eshed Bootel
Mission Hills, CA
[Hide Comment] This is actually Willow Canyon - NOT Sidewinder...
Check here:… May 19, 2019
Adal Bermann
San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] Thanks Eshed, I updated the title for this area. Same parking lot, but different hike indeed. May 27, 2019