Tennis Shoe Block Rock Climbing
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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
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
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Tennis Shoe Block
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