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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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock Spire:
The Regular Route (Castle Rock Spire) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 Trad, Aid, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'
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East Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Castle Rock Spire
The route is a very steep, direct and continuous line following a crack system from the base to the summit. It offers almost exclusively crack climbing with everything from a thin seam to chimneying. The 5.9 C1 rating is from the first and only ascent but the route will definitely go free to a strong group. The east face of castle rock spire was the first route attempted on the formation back in 1949. John Salathé and Jim Wilson turned back after creating a short bolt ladder next to pitch tw...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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