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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, although the rock quality isn't quite as good. Room for more lines.

The base does have some poison oak, but the bases of the routes are largely oak-free, and it's certainly not unclimbable as the comment below suggests.

Getting There 

Follow the base of Castle Rock around the corner to the left if approaching from the west face. Can also approach directly by continuing up the trail ~200' past the descent to the west face.

Climbing Season

For the Redwood Coast area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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


Featured Route For North Face

Stickleback 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Redwood Coast : ... : North Face
Nice warm-up on the far left side of the north face. Start up the harder-than-it-looks dihedral, hit a small ledge, than cruise up the face. Would get more stars if it were longer....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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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