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Castle Rock - North Side

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Diagnostics T 
Ground Finale T 
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Transylvania Twist T 
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Castle Rock - North Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0017, -116.0203 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: North Side of Castle Rock

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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

For the Castle Rock area.

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

16 Total Climbing 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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock - North Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Diabetics

Diabetics 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
This route ascends the lower angle section of the Northwest Face, just visible from the picnic table there. This is right of Count Dracula and just right of Diagnostics. The climb goes up a few face moves to reach a juggy wide crack (hands to OW) that appears to protect well with hexes or large cams. The crack stops before the climb tops out, leaving the leader with a little space between them and their last piece to finish on the top of the big flake. Belay on gear at the big flake before cli...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Castle Rock (N Face), Joshua Tree NP
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