Castle Rock Rock Climbing
A pair of Corvus Corvax catching some shade.
Castle Rock is the large oblong formation that Belle Campground is centered around. Multiple routes are to be found on it's north and south faces. Approaches are, as to be expected, quite casual and there exists a good mix of both crack and face climbing. The better routes are found on the north side as that is where the better rock is found. There are a few other routes scattered about in the vicinity.
Belle Campground is located 1.4 miles South of the Pinto Wye (this is the intersection where the road splits off to either 29 Palms or Jumbo Rocks Campground). Belle Campground is easily identified by either the road sign (!) or the obvious large rock formation (Castle Rock).
Weather station 9.2 miles from here
24 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Castle Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Castle Rock:
Featured Route For Castle Rock
Diabetics 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Castle Rock - North Side
This route ascends the lower angle section of the Northwest Face, just visible from the picnic table there. This is right of Count Dracula and just right of Diagnostics. The climb goes up a few face moves to reach a juggy wide crack (hands to OW) that appears to protect well with hexes or large cams. The crack stops before the climb tops out, leaving the leader with a little space between them and their last piece to finish on the top of the big flake. Belay on gear at the big flake before cli...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
First ascent of The Strange Attracter (5.12a), Jos...