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Castle Rock - North Side

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Castle Rock - North Side  


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0017, -116.0203 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Shady for most of the day and both steeper and smoother in texture than the southern side, this side of Castle Rock has the bulk of the better routes in the area with rating ranging from 5.0 to 5.11+ although most are in the 5.10 and under range. A nice variety of both cracks and faces are available here with plenty to choose from in the moderate grades.

Getting There 

Approach through the campground to the obvious northern side of Castle Rock.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['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 - North Side:
Diagnostics   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Count Dracula   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
That Old Soft Shoe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Bella Lugosi   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Castle Rock - North Side
Nearing the end of the crack on Bella Lugosi (5.11c), Joshua Tree NP. Photo by Tim Fearn, Fall 1987.

Bella Lugosi 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
Bouldery thin moves (crux) to gain the crack where the difficulty eases and good pro can be found. Near the top the crack peters out and a bolt [replaced 4/00 - ed.] is found to protect the moves to the top.The name is a play on Bela Lugosi - the star of the classic 1931 horror movie "Dracula"....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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