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Saddle Rocks - Skirt (North Face)

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Saddle Rocks - Skirt (North Face) 


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Location: 33.99467, -116.1397 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 16, 2011
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Hargis leading Space Mountain. Photo: R.Miramontes

Description 

Shadier and a little steeper than the other side of the formation with a nice selection of crack and face routes from 5.8 - 5.13a. Space Mountain (5.10b), Raging Bull Dike (5.11d) and Iconoclast (5.13a) are the best of the bunch here and woth seeking out if in this area.


Getting There 

Hike the signed access trail to the base of the rock and then head left and up talus to reach the base.


4 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Saddle Rocks - Skirt (North Face):
The Unicorner   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13     Trad   
Space Mountain   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
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Hargis leading Space Mountain. Photo: R.Miramontes

Space Mountain 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (North...
One prominent feature on this part of Saddle Rocks is a large left-facing corner system (The Unicorner). Start up that climb for 20' then traverse right on a fairly awkward ledge passing a bolt until you reach a spot you can stand up. From here the climbs goes more or less straight up past 7 more bolts on steep, exposed and sometimes a little loose patina plates. There is a slight runout near the top but the climbing is much easier.Rap off the top with 2 ropes although if careful it can be done ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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