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Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)

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Cheap Way to Die T 
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 
Negro Girls 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 
Walk on the Wild Side T 
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone T 
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Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)  

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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 16, 2011
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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

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face):
Right On   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a 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   
Gaucho Marx   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Do Rein Me   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Negro Girls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Dial 911   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Santa Cruz   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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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Walk on the Wild Side 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
Walk on the Wild Side takes a sweeping line up the right side of Saddle Rocks and with it's deceptively moderate grade, multi-pitch climbing and the fact that nothing more than quickdraws are needed make it one of the most popular routes in all of Joshua Tree. The climb starts by scrambling up to the base and starting off the highpoint of stacked blocks. P1) Climbing slightly left and up to start, work your way back right to belay in a natural hole at bolt anchors. 6 bolts on...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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