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North Face Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.7498, -123.51783 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Zacharias on Jan 20, 2011
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Description 

Shady almost all day...usually freezing in the winter (when the west face is in prime season), great in the summer. This side of Castle Rock is a bit steeper than the west face and is more featured. Stacked with 5.10-5.11 lines.

The base does have a bit of poison oak, but the bases of the routes are largely oak-free, and if you access the wall from above (rather than hiking around from the west face) it's largely avoidable. Certainly not unclimbable as the comment below suggests.

Getting There 

Approach directly by continuing up the ridge ~200' past the descent to the west face. Drop over the saddle and follow a trail that hugs the wall. Alternatively, hike around the base of Castle Rock from the west face.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=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]


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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
May 30, 2012
The base below this whole face is a Poison Oak garden. I'd go so far as to say it is unclimbable without someone going in and doing a little work.

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