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Saddle Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.39059, -121.98784 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Nov 4, 2004

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A couple very overhung problems populate the steep sides of these two boulders located on the saddle between two higher hills. The uphill-facing parts of both rocks however, are not steep at all, making for easy walk-offs.

Getting There 

Upon leaving Hillcrest Road, walk through the gate then straight to the left to pick up the trail that goes under the barbed-wire fence. Follow the faint (and getting fainter) trail straight uphill for about 10 minutes. The lower of the two Saddle boulders should become visable from quite far away.

In case you get disoriented, just uphill from the Saddle boulders is a much better trail that goes between the two hill-tops to the left and right of the saddle.

Climbing Season

For the Hillcrest Boulders area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Saddle Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Saddle Boulders:
Rump Roast   V1- 5-     Boulder   
Passage   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Made in the Shade   V3 6A     Boulder   
Saddle Sore   V4 6B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Saddle Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Noelle K. Patterson joining up with Rump Roast(cru...

Passage V3 6A  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Saddle Boulders
Route is located on the north side (facing downhill) of the Upper Saddle Boulder. Start on the left side of the face and traverse to the right, staying low. The crux is moving up from a large pinch to the "Big Horn" located on the knife edge arete(Rump Roast). Moving up onto the north face early makes this problem an easy V2.It is easily the best climb in the saddle boulder. Loads of heel hooks in the beginning section with bad food holds below the shelf, and become...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Overhang route.
Overhang route.
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