Castle Rock - East Face Rock Climbing
Castle Rock - East Face (Right Side), Big Bear
This small face is the first one reached on the hike from Highway 18 and is identified by a distinct wide crack behind a large pine tree. There are but a handful of routes here with most having names that follow a theme of sorts - Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend
(5.5), Black Tower Crack
(5.7), Easy As Your Best Friend's Sister (5.10b) and Hard as Your Husband (5.10c), which climbs the prominent offwidth crack.
Hiking the trail from Highway 18 takes you right past this wall; the rest of Castle Rock lies around to the left if facing the wall. Plan on a 20-30 minute approach from the car.
Climbing Season For the Castle Rock Area area.
Weather station 0.5 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - East Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock - East Face:
Featured Route For Castle Rock - East Face
Trebuchet 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA
: San Bernardino Mountains
: ... : Castle Rock - East Face
This route starts in the crack between Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend and Black Tower Crack. Follow the crack to a stance on a ledge, take the rounded, left-facing flake up and pass the crux moving from the steep start to easier pleasant climbing up the face to anchors for Easy as your Sister's Best Friend.Stay far enough to the right that the bolts for Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend are out of reach.I'd be surprised if this worthwhile route hadn't been done on TR at some time, but it appears in no guide, and we...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Routes on the East Face of Castle Rock