This is a small chunk of rock that almost looks like a juvenile owl on the hillside of Castle Mountain. The appearance from a distance drives a wanderer to explore. There is at least one route on the rock. The exact NP boundaries are a bit obscure on some parts of the Castle Mountain hillside, so tread carefully.
Note, there is plenty of evidence of a healthy mountain lion population in these woods, so keep an eye out for your kids & smaller climbing partners. These hungry ones seem capable of taking out elk...evidenced by the multiple carcasses.
I'm guessing this rock has a local name...if so, let me know...I'd be happy to change it.
Note, the GPS location is a guess. I don't own a GPS, and I'm trying to guess based upon aerial photos of an obvious rock from the ground.
This is on the same hillside of Castle Mountain as Window Rock
& Castle Rock
, but it lies a bit lower and to the west. It is obvious from the road.
Climbing Season For the Fall River Road (US 34 West) area.
Weather station 1.7 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Owlette
Owlette Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
: Estes Park Valley
: ... : Owlette
This is a somewhat obvious line which may have been climbed years ago. It ascends an obvious, south face of this tiny crag. Lack of traffic means a bit of lichen.P1. Start left of a dihedral, move left onto a slab, move up a blocky section over a small bulge with a loose block past a tree. Continue up a nice crack/seam in a slab. Go to a ledge, 180'. 5.7.P2. Continue up easy terrain, up a short chimney.Downclimb a ramp....[more] Browse More Classics in CO