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Castle Rock - East Face

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Castle Rock - East Face Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: David Tvedt on Apr 20, 2006
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Description 

The large eastern face of Castle Rock covers the area from the edge of the North Wall to the edge of the South Face. It has a mix of sport, trad, and mixed, bolt and gear routes. Shade in the afternoon. Less crowded than the west side of Castle Rock.

Getting There 

The fastest approach is to take the south road/trail from the trailhead, and head north on the trail that goes along the east front of the rock. Look for a flagged sign for Crimson Arete and follow the trail uphill to the left. The majority of the routes are in the "notch" on the east face and are reached by the Crimson Arete trail.

Climbing Season

For the Castle Rock area.

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock - East Face:
Crimson Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Smiley Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Down and Out 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - East Face
This is the visor roof crack that sticks out on the East face of Castle Rock. It is easiest to approach via the walk off above the Crack House. Be careful if you choose to scramble to the belay just below the roof as the rock is still lichen covered.Climb into the back of the roof then come out, I used a jug around the final lip and heel hook. This has a 5.11 rating, but it is more similar to a roped up boulder problem. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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