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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+ MS 4a Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
Walk on the Wild Side 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Orange Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches
Do Rein Me 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Gaucho Marx 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Negro Girls 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Santa Cruz 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Posse 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Harley Queen 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches
Harlequin 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 3 pitches
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Six Shooter 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Silver Spur 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Featured Route For Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)
Harlequin 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Begin by scrambling (class 4) up a low-angle right-facing corner about 75 Ft. right of the start of Right On, up to a big ledge. High Cost of Living, Cheap Way To Die, Lone Pine,and Rough Riders all start from this ledge. Pitch 1:Walk right across this ledge to where it becomes more like a ramp, leading up and right and then blanking out. Continue right across a slab past 2 bolts (5.8) to a belay on a small ledge with 2 bolts. An alternative start is to climb the left-facing dihedral (5.7) that ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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