The Southwest Face is slightly shorter and less steep than the South Face with several moderate cracks and a couple of sport routes. Morning shade and then sun until fairly late in the day.
Hike west along the base past the South Face until you reach this portion of Castle Rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock - Southwest Face:
The Sphynx 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Turret 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 90'
Ball and Chain 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Cryptology 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Castle Rock - Southwest Face
The Great Steps of Cheops 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Castle Rock - Southwest Fac...
The route starts on a left slanting crack in the gulley to the left of the Sphinx. Climb left until the slanting crack meats a vertical crack with a smooth face on its right. This portion is best climbed as a layback to the right. The first few moves of this section are the clear crux of the route. As this crack ends, climb massive jugs straight up, placing gear in a sequence of left-slanting cracks that are passed....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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