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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.
Approach through the campground to the obvious northern side of Castle Rock.
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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 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Count Dracula 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
That Old Soft Shoe 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Bella Lugosi 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Transylvania Twist 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b X CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
This climb is the bolted route just to the right of Old Soft Shoe. This is a pure crimpfest. it helps to be able to high step it seems pretty sustained. this route seems harder than Old Soft Shoe....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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