Steve Canyon Area Rock Climbing
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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.
, 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. Steve Canyon
can be approached from Hidden Valley CG by walking north along the west face of the Old Woman using a well-worn trail which leads directly to the mouth of Steve Canyon proper. This approach takes about 5-10 minutes depending upon which portion of Steve Canyon you plan on visiting.
Additionally, it's also quite easy to access Steve Canyon
from The Outback
proper by heading west along the north side of The Blob and then south past the east face of Sidewinder Rock, circling around the southern end of that formation to arrive at the mouth of Steve Canyon.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
51 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Steve Canyon Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Steve Canyon Area:
Featured Route For Steve Canyon Area
Diamondback 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
: 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
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