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Castle Rock - East Face

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Castle Rock - East Face  


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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



Weather station 14.2 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock - East Face:
Smiley Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
Crimson Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Castle Rock - East Face
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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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