A nice line on Saddle Boulder, unlisted in the gui...
A couple very overhung problems populate the steep sides of these two boulders located on the saddle between two higher hills. The uphill-facing parts of both rocks however, are not steep at all, making for easy walk-offs.
Upon leaving Hillcrest Road, walk through the gate then straight to the left to pick up the trail that goes under the barbed-wire fence. Follow the faint (and getting fainter) trail straight uphill for about 10 minutes. The lower of the two Saddle boulders should become visable from quite far away.
In case you get disoriented, just uphill from the Saddle boulders is a much better trail that goes between the two hill-tops to the left and right of the saddle.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
9 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Peace Keeper V2 5+ CA
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This is a right to left traverse of one face (the generally south facing side of the boulder that looks out on the town of Vacaville) of the Upper Saddle Boulder. When I've done it I top out on the left side of the face. This is a great problem... if you avoid the large, flat jug just past the halfway point of the traverse, the difficulty is probably more like V3 or V4....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Overview of the Saddle Boulders in relation to one...