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Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)

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L to R R to L Alpha
Cheap Way to Die T 
Cole-Anderson S 
Dial 911 T 
Do Rein Me T 
Gaucho Marx T 
Hanna Montana TR 
Harlequin T 
Harley Queen T 
If You see Crow, Bark! T 
Kid Calingula T 
Orange Flake T 
Posse, The T 
R&R Revamped T 
Restoration & Repair (R&R) T 
Right On T 
Santa Cruz T 
Silver Spur T 
Six Shooter T 
Us and Them (aka The Route Formerly Known as Negro Girls) T 
Walk on the Wild Side T 
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone T 
Write In TR 

Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 33.99446, -116.14002 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 16, 2011
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Description 

This is the large face seen from throughout the valley and is home to a number of quality crack and slab routes up to 5.12 in difficulty. Some of the better ones here include Right On (5.5), Walk on the Wild Side (5.8), Where Have all the Cowboys Gone (5.10d) and Silver Spur (5.12).

Getting There 

Hike east following the marked trail which leads directly to the massive west face of Saddle Rocks. The approach takes about 10 minutes from the parking lot at Hall of Horrors.

Climbing Season

For the Saddle Rocks area.

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',10],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)

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

Where Have all the Cowboys Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
A modern Gaines classic. Hard to believe he's still finding such gems in a "climbed out" area like Josh.P1- climb a hand crack in a slab (5.8) about 30' down (closer to the road) from the Iconoclast arete. Belay on a big ledge.P2- Make steep face moves on incredible varnish straight up past 4-5 bolts (5.10+). After 50' or so the bolts wander left, and the rock becomes less steep and more frictiony. Make engaging slab moves straight up past several more bolts (5.10). Belay on another ledge. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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