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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
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East Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: 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
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.