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Castle Rock Proper Rock Climbing 


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Mike Arechiga on, Mega Blast 5.11a.

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Description 

Situated in a rolling woodland some three thousand feet above the Silicon Valley, in summer Castle Rock attracts many boulderers and climbers. The 50-foot Castle Rock (el. 3,214') boast a number of worthy TRs, some of which like "Aeronautical Engineer" (5.11b), "Mega Blast" (5.10c) and "Farewell to Arms" (5.10a) are established local classics. The surrounding area also contains dozens of uniquely shaped boulders, like the Beak, the Spoon, the Pyramid, and the Magoos, all within a few minutes walk of the main east face.

Getting There 

Walking up a wide trail about 1/4 mile from the Main Castle Rock State Park parking lot will bring you to the center of the action.

Addendum: There are 2 trails that for a loop that go to Castle Rock. The left trail out of the parking lot seems easier.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock Proper

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock Proper:
Farewell to Arms   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Castle Rock Proper
Rock Climbing Photo: TRing this face.  Photo credit: David Paik.

Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Castle Rock Proper
This is the face route that is just to the left of the chimney route. Over the years, this route's features have gotten smoother with erosion.You can start as for the chimney and move onto the face. You could also start with a much harder start from the left over a bulge. Carefully smear your way up. The top out move felt like the crux.It may be tougher for small kids. It is also used for guiding....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Kathy K.
From: SLT CA
Feb 22, 2015
CONDITION REPORT 
SINGLE SHOE FOUND Castle Rock trail La Sportive 35 1/2 Feb 21 15. Happy to mail it to you, will mail to the ranger station next week if no reply here. KK

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