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Guarding the mouth of Steve Canyon and facing Sidewinder Rock - West Face is this east-facing wall with half a dozen routes from 5.7 to 5.11b with most 5.10 and easier. The usual descent is via a 60' rappel from bolts atop Candelabra.
Two approaches for getting to the mouth of Steve Canyon are as follows:
4 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Orc Wall:
Candelabra 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a X Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Orc Sighs 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad
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Grand Theft Avacodo 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Orc Wall
The Route to be descibed is the most Obvious crack system moving up the low-angle S-faceing buttress of the South Wall on the West Side of Steve Canyon. That's a mouthfull...In short, it's the first route on the left just before you enter the canyon.Climb up on a few awkward moves to gain a slightly flaring jamcrack and continue upward to the top of the rock in that crack system. If you like a lot of pro, take a doube set of cams to 3.5"Moving back to the NE from the top of the route you will fi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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