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Saddle Rock Rock Climbing 


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Summit of Saddle Rock looking north (North Summit)...

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Description 

Saddle Rock is a prominent feature high on the North side of Green Mountain. it is the only granite formation included in Gerry Roach's Flatiron Classics.

Although a bit scruffy it has a couple of fun though moderate route and of course it is one of the few rocks in the flatirons with its own trail: Saddle Rock Trail.

Getting There 

To reach Saddle Rock start at the Gregory Canyon TH and hike up the Saddle Rock trial. One mile and 1,200 vertical feet later you will reach a saddle on the trail. Saddle Rock is not very visible from this point since it is lower and to your right.

Walk north (right) off the Saddle Rock trail onto a faint trail that leads over and between some rocks. After a few yards you will be able to see the Southern Summit of the saddle. The approach trail to most routes on the formation drops to the left (West) and countours the rock after passing west of the saddle.

Climbing Season

For the North area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Saddle Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: N. Face of the South Summit from the North summit.

N. Face South Summit / Saddle Rock 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Saddle Rock
This short route is recommended only if you happen to be climbing on Saddle rock and not as a destination in itself. In fact, this can be said of most of the climbs on Saddle rock...From the saddle of the rock while facing South you will see the North Face of the Southern summit. The route follows an awkward line West (right) of a clean featureless slab. A great variation to this exposed 5.2 climb is a 5.5 option that follows a left angling crack that starts East (left)of the featureless slab an...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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