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Castle Rock - South Face
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Castle Keep S 
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Poster Chicken T 
Wedding Gift T 

Castle Keep 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Brian Cabe and Patty Black
Season: Spring thru Fall
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Aug 2, 2006

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FA of Castle Keep.

Patty Black on point.

Description 

One pitch fun slab route. Pretty good holds up until about three bolts from the top, then slab scoops to the anchor.


Location 

Start is located pretty much between Big Time and High Road just left of a big tree.


Protection 

Bolts, chains.



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Patty Black on the FA of Castle Keep
Patty Black on the FA of Castle Keep
Gettin' ready to rappel off Castle Keep after the FA:  Patty Black
Gettin' ready to rappel off Castle Keep after the ...
Castle Keep
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By Brian in SLC
Aug 4, 2006

Can be started left or right of the big tree. You could start at the bottom of the Low Road variation to the High Road, then traverse in to the left (which would be right of the tree). Have done it both ways, and, right hand start might be easier?

By Arlo F Niederer
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 9, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I thought the crux would be at the bottom where it is steep, but there are many edges for your hands and feet.

As stated before, the crux is the last 30 feet (2 or 3 bolts) where it's smearing footholds and not much for the hands. Time to trust your feet!