BETA PHOTO: Going skinny dipping.
Two of the popular approaches for getting into Steve Canyon
are as follows:
Hidden Valley CG Approach - Starting from the large lot at Hidden Valley Campgound walk 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.
Park Boulevard Approach - Park in one of several paved turnouts along Park Blvd. a short distance to the north of the turn into the Hidden Valley CG parking lot and follow a marked trail east to the mouth of Steve Canyon. The west face of Sidewinder Rock and it's distinctive slanting dike system is a good landmark. This approach takes about 5-10 minutes depending upon which portion of Steve Canyon you plan on visiting.
It's also quite easy to access this area 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
28 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
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Sidewinder 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
: 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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"Sidewinder". Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers on Sidewinder (5.10b), Joshua Tree NP