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Saddle Rocks - Skirt  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 33.9943, -116.1403 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 20, 2010
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The massive lower portion of Saddle Rocks, easily identified by it's slabby west face, is called The Skirt and is home to numerous quality routes from 5.5 to 5.13a on it's north, west and south faces with climbs as long as three pitches making it one of the few places in the Park to offer multi-pitch climbing.

Face climbing is the name of the game here, although a number of cracks are available, and for the slab climber offers a treasure trove of quality multi-pitch routes in the 5.10 to 5.12 range which seldom see traffic.

Popular classics such as Right On (5.5), Walk on the Wild Side (5.8) see the bulk of the traffic however newer routes such as Santa Cruz (5.10a), Harley Queen (5.10c) and Where Have all the Cowboys Gone (5.10d) are slowly seeing more ascents as word spreads which helps to spread out the traffic somewhat.

Getting There 

Hike the signed access trail to the base of the rock and then head either left or right depending upon where your climb of choice is located.

Climbing Season

For the Saddle Rocks area.

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Saddle Rocks - Skirt

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Saddle Rocks - Skirt :
Right On   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Walk on the Wild Side   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Orange Flake   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Do Rein Me   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Gaucho Marx   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Us and Them (aka The Route Formerly Known as Negro Girls)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
The Unicorner   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (North...
Santa Cruz   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Dial 911   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
The Posse   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Space Mountain   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (North...
Harley Queen   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Harlequin   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
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Featured Route For Saddle Rocks - Skirt
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Sartin on the crux third pitch.

Silver Spur 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
This route is a variation to Bosch Job. Pitches 1 and 2 follow Bosch Job and the 3rd pitch climbs up and left where Bosch Job moves right.Begin by scrambling up a low-angle slab (at a right-facing corner) to a big ledge about 75 ft. right from the start of Right On. Pitch 1: Go left around the corner, then up a low-angle slab (5.5) to a belay at a small ledge with a block. Pitch 2 (10a): Up steepening face to a bolt, move left to a thin flake which leads to a small left-facing corner. Follo...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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