Dire Straits Rock Rock Climbing
Kurt Smith on the first lead of Chicks for Free (5...
Directly across from Kid Rock
and The Saddlehorn
is this blocky formation which houses three challenging routes on it's shady and overhung north face - Money for Nothing (5.12a) climbs the thin crack up the center of the face, Chicks for Free (5.12b) is on the left arete and Red Hot Fire Balls (5.11c TR) is on the right side of the face and a single route on it's south face - Raker Mobile
(5.4) which climbs an easy crack and is the easiest way up and down the formation.
Approach as for The Saddlehorn
and head up through boulders to the base or, better yet, circle around to the south and work along the east end of the formation where an easy scramble will deposit you at the base.
Climbing Season For the Saddle Rocks Area area.
Weather station 10.8 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Dire Straits Rock
Tommy Herbert in 1988 on "Money for Nothing, ...
BETA PHOTO: Saddle Rocks Area, Joshua Tree NP