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.
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.
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Where Have all the Cowboys Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200' Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
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Harlequin 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Begin by scrambling (class 4) up a low-angle right-facing corner about 75 Ft. right of the start of Right On, up to a big ledge. High Cost of Living, Cheap Way To Die, Lone Pine,and Rough Riders all start from this ledge. Pitch 1:Walk right across this ledge to where it becomes more like a ramp, leading up and right and then blanking out. Continue right across a slab past 2 bolts (5.8) to a belay on a small ledge with 2 bolts. An alternative start is to climb the left-facing dihedral (5.7) that ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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