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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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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 28, 2008
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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
Count Dracula, 5.10d

Count Dracula 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
This is the first route to the right of a slanting chimney/crack on the midsection of the northwest face. Boulder up fairly high past some stiff moves to a bolt and continue up past two more to the top. Gear needed for anchor and walk off right (climber's). An interesting bit of trivia - On the first ascent the resourceful climbers dragged a picnic table over to the base of the wall, stood it on end, and drilled the first bolt standing atop it. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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