Darius Azin contemplating Redrum (5.13), Castle Ro...
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.
Follow well-signed paths north of the parking lot. A 20 minute walk on a solid path leads directly to the wall.
Weather station 13.8 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Comp Rock
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Splitter 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c ID
: Castle Rocks
: ... : The Comp Wall
This is one of prettiest 5.11 crack lines at the City and Castle Rocks. The rating has been documented as 5.11a, but the moves at the overhang are stiff and a little bit heady for the grade.P1: Follow a shallow RF dihedral to the small overhang. The best crux gear consists of medium hexs, since the crack flares in the back. Fire the crux sequence with poor feet and hit a jug above the the overhang. There is a short section of poor rock at this point. Also, watch your gear placements at the lip...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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