This tiny crag is located on Castle Mountain directly above the townhomes across the road from Nicky's. It hardly seems worth a look given all the other nearby rock, but since I live just a half mile away, I discovered it while looking for a place to set up a toprope anchor and do some rope-soloing. The rock is quality, a bit like the Pear, and it contains at least one worthy route. The longest climb is approximately 170 feet, even though it looks shorter. Descend to the west.
I named it Castle Slab, but if it's first ascentionists have another name for it, I'll be happy to change it.
On Fall River Road, about a mile and a half west of the main intersection of US 34 and US 36, look for Niki's Restaurant on the left. Soon after will be some wood-sided townhomes on the right. Park in the large pullout just beyond these and hike up and right to the base of the rock.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
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Climbing From The Law 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
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This is a surprisingly good climb on an obscure crag that's not far from the road. It got its name from the fact that after I finished leading the climb and I was belaying Norm from the top, a Sheriff hiked all the way up the hill and said something about our vehicle being parked in a strange place and wanted to make sure everything was okay. It was a friendly exchange, though we had to yell back and forth to hear each other, and after he headed back down the hill, we were left scratching our he...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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