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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 
Write In TR 

Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.99446, -116.14002 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 16, 2011


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Michael McKay climbs the second pitch of Right On,...


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 Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West Face):
Right On   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
Orange Flake   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Walk on the Wild Side   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Do Rein Me   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Gaucho Marx   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Negro Girls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Santa Cruz   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dial 911   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
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'   
Harlequin   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Sartin on the crux third pitch.

Silver Spur 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
This route is a variation to Bosch Job. Pitches 1 and 2 follow Bosch Job and the 3rd pitch climbs up and left where Bosch Job moves right.Begin by scrambling up a low-angle slab (at a right-facing corner) to a big ledge about 75 ft. right from the start of Right On. Pitch 1: Go left around the corner, then up a low-angle slab (5.5) to a belay at a small ledge with a block. Pitch 2 (10a): Up steepening face to a bolt, move left to a thin flake which leads to a small left-facing corner. Follo...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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