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The massive lower portion of Saddle Rocks, easily identified by it's slabby west face, is called The Skirt and is home to numerous quality routes from 5.5 to 5.13a on it's north, west and south faces with climbs as long as three pitches making it one of the few places in the Park to offer multi-pitch climbing.
Hike the signed access trail to the base of the rock and then head either left or right depending upon where your climb of choice is located.
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Where Have all the Cowboys Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200' Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
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Right On 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
P1) Face climb up a smooth, run-out apron of rock past one bolt to a ledge with belay bolts. P2) A short pitch with a steep, exposed hand crack takes you to a huge ledge with belay bolts. P3) Chimney up the featured wide crack which narrows and then turns to a crack up a slab which leads to a belay stance at the base of a vertical section. P4) Easier climbing up steep but featured cracks takes you to the top (aim for a notch). It's very possible and perhaps even recom...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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