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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 PG13 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
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Harlequin 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 3 pitches
Featured Route For Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)
Right On 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 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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