|Castle Rock - East Face
Start up twin cracks with a wide section on the left and climb up about 15' or so to where the angle kicks back and jugs appear on the face to the left. Higher up another steep section is encountered just before the top.
Note: there are several second pitch options available which start from the anchors atop this route.
The obvious dihedral crack right of Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend.
gear to 3", 2 bolt anchor/rap
BETA PHOTO: Routes on the East Face of Castle Rock
BETA PHOTO: Black Tower Crack (5.7), Castle Rock
Looking up the start of Black Tower Crack
Black Tower Crack
|Comments on Black Tower Crack
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
May 15, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
After the opening steep bit becomes more of a juggy face climb with a crack for pro.
|By Daniel Evans|
From: Twentynine Palms, CA
Oct 8, 2013
No definite crux. However the first 15 ft. and the slight roof pull towards the middle of the route are the highlights of the climb. Great climb with a lot of different moves (stemming, chimney, jams, etc.) and protects very well. The crack eats gear and provides the climber solid stances to place pro. Highly recommend.