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Areas in Saddle Rocks - Skirt

Saddle Rocks - Skirt (South Face) 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face) 19 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Saddle Rocks - Skirt (North Face) 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 4,500 ft
GPS: 33.994, -116.14 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 20, 2010
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

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.

Face climbing is the name of the game here, although a number of cracks are available, and for the slab climber offers a treasure trove of quality multi-pitch routes in the 5.10 to 5.12 range which seldom see traffic.

Popular classics such as Right On (5.5), Walk on the Wild Side (5.8) see the bulk of the traffic however newer routes such as Santa Cruz (5.10a), Harley Queen (5.10c) and Where Have all the Cowboys Gone (5.10d) are slowly seeing more ascents as word spreads which helps to spread out the traffic somewhat.

Getting There

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Saddle Rocks - Skirt

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 296
Right On
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 389
Walk on the Wild Side
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Orange Flake
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Gaucho Marx
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 6
Us and Them (aka The Route Formerly K…
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Santa Cruz
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 7
The Unicorner
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Dial 911
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 3
The Posse
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Space Mountain
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Harley Queen
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 32
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 6
Harlequin
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Right On Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 296
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Walk on the Wild Side Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 389
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Orange Flake Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Gaucho Marx Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Us and Them (aka The Route… Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Santa Cruz Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Unicorner Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Dial 911 Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Posse Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 3
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Space Mountain Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Harley Queen Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Where Have all the Cowboys… Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 32
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Harlequin Saddle Rocks - Skirt…
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 3 pitches
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