South side of Castle Rock
Arguable the most popular area at Castle Rocks, the South Face is the place to land when visiting for the first time. Whether by choice or by accident, you will climb here. Popular due to access, the South Face is one of the first and most prominent crags at the Castle. Climbing here covers all bases. There are pure cracks, bolted routes, mixed routes and mult-pitch. Probably the largest feature at Castle Rocks, routes here reach 300 feet in length. Get here early, lines are not uncommon.
Follow the main road past the Ranger Station into Castle Rocks. Drive to the farthest parking lot and walk left/south towards to the base of this obvious dome.
Weather station 14.2 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock - South Face:
High Times 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 2 pitches, 195'
Big Time 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 4 pitches, 400'
Castle Keep 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Pollo Negro 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
High Road 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
Featured Route For Castle Rock - South Face
Diamonds in the Rough 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b ID
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A really fun variation on Big Time. Just after the start of the third pitch on Big Time, traverse right to the obvious left facing crack. Skip clipping the first couple bolts on the 3rd pitch of Big Time or you'll pick up some heinous rope drag.Word of caution for night climbing: Bats live in the crack, and if you shine your headlamp in at oh, say 2am, you might scream like a little girl as they fly out 2 inches from your face.After the crack ends, finish by topping out on the 4th (final) pit...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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