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
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['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
High Road 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c ID
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This route is location on the south slabs of the main formation. It is 2 routes to the right of Big Time, which is a 4-5 pitch bolted 5.7. The first pitch is 5.8 except for the attention getting start at about 5.9. There is a little loose rock at the start. This pitch ends at a bolt anchor. The second pitch has some quality slab climbing in the 5.9 range and is a real treat. I recommend combining the first two pitches in one long lead for the full experience. The third pitch is the busines...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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