|Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)
If You see Crow, Bark!
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Start right of Walk On The Wild Side and just right of Negro Girls.
Pitch 1) 5.10b R/X - Climb 20 feet up to the first bolt, clip the bolt and traverse left to second bolt. Clip the second bolt and run it out to the third bolt at a bulge. Mantle over the bulge and run it out at least 30 feet to the fourth bolt. A fall from this section (before the fourth bolt) would surely be life threatening. Clip the fourth bolt and make a hard move to the right reaching the fifth bolt. Crank over the bulge and reach the anchor.
Pitch 2) 5.10a R - Climb up and a little left of the anchor. Run it out 30-35 feet to the first bolt. Clip the bolt and head right up to second bolt. Big fall potential if blow any of the clips. Angle a little right and then straight up to a two-bolt anchor. Rap or follow the third pitch of "Walk on the Wild Side" to the top and walk off.
Essentially a more runout variation to the first pitch of the route Negro Girls; the second pitch is the same as that route.
P1) 5 bolts to bolted anchor/rap, P2) 2 bolts to bolted anchor/rap
|Comments on If You see Crow, Bark!
|By Isaac Shirley|
Jul 9, 2013
Did the first pitch of this one thinking I was on Walk on the wild side. Never going to do it again unless I have a death wish. If you fell before clipping any of the bolts you would certainly go to the hospital. The worst part is right before the 4th bolt because it is both scary and difficult. That bolt is also the only one on the route that is a small button head not something that i would want to take a fall onto.