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These two walls face each other. Most routes on Castle Rock Spire get sun in the a.m. and The Fin gets afternoon sun (depending on which rt.). Like most alpine peaks, it can get windy. This area is not crowded, due to a burly approach. Quality rock and amazing views...huge adventure! The Spire is said to have seen less than sixty ascents.
Sequoia Nat. Park, Paradise Creek Tr. starts near Hospital rock. Also approached via Mineral King Tr.
R.J. Secor's "Peaks, Passes and Trails" has full details.
The Moser guidebook "Kings Canyon, Sequoia" is helpful yet vague.
Weather station 8.7 miles from here
2 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Regular Route (Castle Rock Spire) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP
: ... : Castle Rock Spire
The route originally went @ 5.8 A2 or so. The first free ascent went down in 83 By Dick Levarsee and Rob Raker(11b). From the notch there are variations to make the start harder.The rt starts on the se side of the spire. The first coupla pitches go moderately. (we linked em) The third pitch is a tunnel through (behind the Dark Tower), and down to the crux pitch (beautiful corner/roof 5.11+ or so) More moderate climbing brings you to the topout offwidth...and awesome views! The first ascent of ea...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
We made it! Pretty happy moment for me.
Castle Rock Spire area. Photo by Blitzo.
The jungle. This is after the PO, we have changed ...
The cool belay spot. After the crux and some 5.9 y...
Castle Rock Spire and the Fin as seen from bobcat ...
BETA PHOTO: Best Bivi spot. Located on the Fin.
The approach from atwell mill
BETA PHOTO: CRS as seen from the Fin.
From: Visalia, CA
Jul 24, 2013
Descent can now be done with one 70m rope via the East Face route.