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This is the large face seen from throughout the valley and is home to a number of quality crack and slab routes up to 5.12 in difficulty. Some of the better ones here include Right On (5.5), Walk on the Wild Side (5.8), Where Have all the Cowboys Gone (5.10d) and Silver Spur (5.12).
Hike east following the marked trail which leads directly to the massive west face of Saddle Rocks. The approach takes about 10 minutes from the parking lot at Hall of Horrors.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face):
Right On 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
Walk on the Wild Side 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Orange Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches
Do Rein Me 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Gaucho Marx 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Negro Girls 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Santa Cruz 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Posse 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Harley Queen 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Harlequin 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, 3 pitches
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Silver Spur 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
This route is a variation to Bosch Job. Pitches 1 and 2 follow Bosch Job and the 3rd pitch climbs up and left where Bosch Job moves right.Begin by scrambling up a low-angle slab (at a right-facing corner) to a big ledge about 75 ft. right from the start of Right On. Pitch 1: Go left around the corner, then up a low-angle slab (5.5) to a belay at a small ledge with a block. Pitch 2 (10a): Up steepening face to a bolt, move left to a thin flake which leads to a small left-facing corner. Follo...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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