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Tennis Shoe Block

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Tennis Shoe Crack T,TR 

Tennis Shoe Block Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01893, -116.16667 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 27, 2009
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This small east-facing formation is located between the The Orc Wall on the left and the Super Roof Wall on the right, and has but two routes with Tennis Shoe Crack (5.8) being the route of choice. Morning sun and afternoon shade and relatively wind protected.

Routes from left to right:

Wingtips (5.11b TR)
Tennis Shoe Crack (5.8)

Getting There 

See the Steve Canyon page for detailed approach information about getting to Steve Canyon.

Once inside the canyon head north passing The Orc Wall on your left and the Tennis Shoe Block will be the next formationon your left (west).

Climbing Season

For the Steve Canyon area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

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Tennis Shoe Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Tennis Shoe Block
This route lies in the 'saddle' of the E. Face of the West Wall of Steve canyon, in the Niche between the rocks. (S. Rrock with The Orc and Candellabra, N. Rock holding Super Roof and Let's Get Horizontal).This crack is reached by scrambling up into this saddled from the base fo The Orc or anywhere else in the canyon for that matter, then looking South in the niche. A left-leaning crack starts from the ledge and leads to the top.Guessing at the cause of the name, we did this pitch in tennis shoe...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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