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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 .
Two approaches for getting to the mouth of Steve Canyon are as follows:
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sidewinder Rock - West Face:
Skinny Dip 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Sidewinder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Diamondback 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Invisible Touch 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Jumping Jack Crack 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Sidewinder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sidewinder Rock - West Face
Begin in the center of the formation at a left-facing flake and climb up this to a bolt. Thin face past the bolt (crux) leads into a left-arching crack system and then a vertical crack which ends at the obvious dike. Mantle up, clip a bolt and then make a long, thought-provoking traverse up and left until able to reach the top. To descend downclimb/leap across a gap to reach a pinnacle with rap anchors located to the climber's left. This is another semi-classic route to do and one that won't soo...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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