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Routes in Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)
|Cheap Way to Die T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R|
|Cole-Anderson S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Dial 911 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Do Rein Me T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Gaucho Marx T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Hanna Montana TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Harlequin T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R|
|Harley Queen T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|If You see Crow, Bark! T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X|
|Kid Calingula T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Orange Flake T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Posse, The T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|R&R Revamped T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Restoration & Repair (R&R) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Right On T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Santa Cruz T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Silver Spur T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Six Shooter T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Us and Them (aka The Route Formerly Known as Negro Girls) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Walk on the Wild Side T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Where Have all the Cowboys Gone T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Write In TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||John Wolfe and Rob Stahl, June 1971|
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Dec 31, 2004|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionP1) 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 recommended to combine pitches when possible on this route. Descend by rappelling off the shorter backside via two sturdy bolts which are located just left as you pass through the notch; a single rope will suffice to descend. This is a splendid adventure for the grade and merits four stars out of five.