The Watchtower. Tips and crimps at steep start an...
The Lower Religion Wall is composed of the darker red/brown wall to the right of the Watchtower. There is a nice mix of trad and sport routes in this area. One 60m rope will be plenty to get you up and down the routes on this wall. This wall has full sun from morning through the middle of the afternoon.
Turn off Highway 179 onto Chapel Road heading east. Before reaching the gate and Chapel of the Holy Cross parking area, park in a pullout on the north side of the road. Walk through the chapel parking area and pick up a climbers trail on the eastern edge of the parking area.
Follow the climbers trail about 1/4 mile until it intersects with a wide, well maintained mountain bike trail. Follow the bike trail for another 50 to 100 yards until you are below the large roof that marks Castles in the Sand. At this point look for a wash to your left that cuts straight up towards the cliff. At the top of this wash there is a short 4th class cliff to scramble up. Once on top of this cliff walk to the right end and pick-up the trail again. From this point the trail heads more or less straight up to the cliff base. The Religion Wall is to the right of the Watchtower and the Church Wall is to the left.
This approach takes between 30 and 45 minutes.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
8 Total Routes
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Easy Rider 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Poop Chute 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Centipede 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Cat Claw 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Brown Hornet 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
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