The Steve Canyon Area lies along the western edge of The Outback and to it's east is the large open area that characterizes that area. Steve Canyon, the namesake of the area is the most popular spot here and within it's sheltered canyon walls are a number of quality routes worth seeking out. Watanobe Wall faces Park Blvd. and offers a fair number of mostly crack climbs with a minimal approach. The Hot Tub is another crag facing the road with a mix of crack and face climbs on it's sunny flanks. Cereal Rock is fairly overlooked although it's many routes are not especially inspiring.
Cereal Rock, The Hot Tub and the Watanobe Wall are most easily approached by parking along Park Boulevard in any of several paved pullouts adjacent to the rock and following trails to the base of your chosen crag. Approaches take from 5-10 minutes usually.
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Diamondback 5.10c PG13 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Sidewinder Rock - West Face
Approach from either Hidden Valley Campground or the Quail Springs Road by way of climber's trails leading through the desert. Start as per Sidewinder at a left-facing flake, above face past a bolt leads to an arching crack system (Sidewinder cuts left here). Pull a small roof and climb past three bolts on featured rock to gain the prominent dike. Traverse left, clip a final bolt (shared with Sidewinder) and make a long balancy traverse up and left to the top. Descent is to the climber's l...[more] Browse More Classics in CA