Steve Canyon Rock Climbing
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 Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Steve Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Steve Canyon:
Featured Route For Steve Canyon
The Decompensator of Lhasa 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Grain Surgery Wall
Located on the right hand face of the upper east side of Steve Canyon. Start off a boulder to the right of the large central chimney system (Hoopharkz, 5.4). From the boulder, reach out right to a horizontal and the left-arching crack system above (small cams). A direct start is possible (5.11c/d) but the complete lack of pro keeps people off. Above, gear in the horizontal protects moves up to steep friction past 2 bolts (crux). Higher, a third bolt protects a traverse right to the arete w...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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