City of Rocks and Castle Rocks State Park - A Climber's Guide
Dave Bingham / Wolverine Publishing, 2016
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Castle Rocks, Idaho - a magical place of spires, peaceful meadows and rugged backcountry - opened to the public for the first time in 2003.
The latest information on Castle Rocks including dozens of new routes is in the new City of Rocks Guidebook by Dave Bingham. Dave combined both granite climbing areas in one volume.
The new guide book covers both City of Rocks and Castle Rocks State Park and is a significant upgrade over past editions. The whole new format includes loads of color pictures of the rocks, the routes, and climbers on classic climbs like Bloody Fingers, Cairo, Terror of Tiny Town, Red Tail, Tribal Boundaries, Twinkie, Comp Splitter, Redrum, and many more. More upgrades include color coded tabs for each major crag or crag system; sun/shade beta; great aerial maps for navigation; color coding for TR, Sport, Trad, or Mixed Routes; hiking times; and local beta on amenities, camping, rest day activities, etc.
Castle Rocks is an excellent climbing area adjacent to City of Rocks and while the climbing is similar, Castle Rocks has it’s own unique character. There have been quite a few new routes established in the last 5 years and most of these are captured in the new guide.
The eagerly awaited latest version of Dave Bingham’s iconic City of Rocks Climber’s Guide (now including Castle Rocks State Park) is available by Wolverine Publishing, Rock City in Almo, Amazon, and many regional climbing shops.
Cover of the New City of Rocks Guidebook by Dave Bingham