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Description 

The setting for one of the the fist and early, outdoor climbing competitions, The Comp Wall is rich in history and controversy. Top climbers came from all over to compete in the 1989 climbing competition. The scene of big controversy, this Tony Yaniro brainchild featured chipped, glued, and bolted on holds. Unaccepted at the time, most forms of climbing media decided to purposely scorn coverage of the event due to the added holds, some climbers even left the event after seeing the construction. Since the competition, nearly all of the fabrication has been removed. The men's semi-final route has been decommissioned, whereas the Women's Semi-Qualifier route still exists. The men's final route, Redrum is still there and remains a classic test-piece.

Great rock, long varied routes, and an interesting history make this one of the best areas at Castle Rocks. Home of some of the park's hardest climbs, this area still has something for everyone. With nearly a route at every grade, sport, trad, and mixed, it'd be hard not find something to climb. Bring gear, draws, and at least a 60m rope.

Getting There 

Follow well-signed paths north of the parking lot. A 20 minute walk on a solid path leads directly to the wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',10],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Comp Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Comp Rock:
Handy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Comp Rock - East Face
Baby-Free   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   NW Face
Shop and Compare   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 260'   The Comp Wall
Continental Crust   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Comp Rock - East Face
Red Corner   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   The Comp Wall
Mantle Dynamics   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Comp Rock - East Face
Exstacy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   NW Face
Companeros   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   The Comp Wall
Splitter   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   The Comp Wall
Women's Semi-Qualifier   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Comp Wall
No Competition   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Comp Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: look up at Mein Comp, ends at the horizontal break...

Mein Komp 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Comp Rock - East Face
Start on easier climbing up to the first bolt. Lay back/stem your way up a blob like feature to a just out of reach finger lock. At the second bolt move back right via a body tension cross through to a sloping dish. Match that, mantle up, clip 3rd bolt and get a ok rest. Here comes the fun stuff. 30ft of stemming and slapping, get gear where you can in the seam. When possible, cut right to the next crack system over and head up over the last crux section. If you have made it this far, you...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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