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Routes in Saddle Rocks - Skirt (South Face)

Music to my Smears S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Poodlephile S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Presto in C Sharp T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Chris Miller & Jim Hammerle, December 1997
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 7, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Fun climbing on dark brown patina plates with the odd balance move is what you'll find on this well-hidden route that's worth seeking out for it's enjoyable movement as well as it's peculiar name.

Well protected, and in a sheltered location that makes it ideal for those cold and windy days frequent to Josh. Three stars out of five.

Location

Located in a north-south running corridor between the skirt and the pommel of Saddle Rocks. Walk left from the base of Boom Boom Room/Nuts and Bolts to access the corridor where you'll find this east-facing route, just to the right of the obscure Sullivan from Colorado (5.9 R).

Protection

5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (all 3/8")

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Brandt Allen
Joshua Tree, Cal
Brandt Allen   Joshua Tree, Cal
A very cool route that is indeed well worth making the effort to get to.
May also be approached from the north end of the corridor, a short way above Unicorner.
Lots of sustained fun moves including a tricky start and a cool undercling move about half way up keep your interest all the way to the anchor.
Hard for 5.9 - Dave Mayville called it 10b! Aug 14, 2010