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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).
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.
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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+ MS 4a PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
Orange Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches
Walk on the Wild Side 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Santa Cruz 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Harley Queen 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches
Harlequin 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 3 pitches
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
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Where Have all the Cowboys Gone 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Saddle Rocks - Skirt (West...
A modern Gaines classic. Hard to believe he's still finding such gems in a "climbed out" area like Josh.P1- climb a hand crack in a slab (5.8) about 30' down (closer to the road) from the Iconoclast arete. Belay on a big ledge.P2- Make steep face moves on incredible varnish straight up past 4-5 bolts (5.10+). After 50' or so the bolts wander left, and the rock becomes less steep and more frictiony. Make engaging slab moves straight up past several more bolts (5.10). Belay on another ledge. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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