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Saddle Rocks - Cantle

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Saddle Rocks - Cantle Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 33.9939, -116.1392 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 20, 2010


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BETA PHOTO: Saddle Rocks, Joshua Tree NP


Highest of the three summits which comprise the Saddle Rocks, Cantle sees the least amount of traffic but those who make the uphill approach will be rewarded with one of the best views in the area.

The rock quality here varies a bit and is not on par with the lower formations, something to bear in mind before making the hike up the hillside.

Climbs of note here include The Good Book (5.9) a prominent dihedral and Crystal Calisthenics (5.10a) a mixed face and crack route.

Getting There 

Approach as for Saddle Rocks - Pommel and then head uphill to your route of choice.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Crystal Calisthenics". Photo by Blitzo.

Crystal Calisthenics 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Cantle
Near the center of The South Face of the upper summit, climb a crack, to the left of a black streak. Move right past a bolt to a dihedral, Follow this to a ledge. Climb up and left past a bolt to a crack and the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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