Mike near the end of pitch 2 and the beautiful pat...
Just north of the Castle Rocks sector are the South Hills. The South Hills are just that, sage brush and juniper tree laden hills with interspersed towers, slabs, cracks and faces. Outlined by two drainages, this area's confines are diverse and spread out. Desolated crags and plenty of privacy can be found here as well as plenty of hidden gems.
This area will typically be very hot in the spring/summer, but shade or sun can be found. With so many crags of all shapes and sizes, you can find a wall to fit you needs anytime of the year. Expect an approach time of 20 minutes to reach the first and most concentrated crags.
From the upper Castle Rocks proper parking area walk north/west following well-traveled trails for about 20 minutes. Aim for the token feature/pinnacle, The Sorcerer's Stone.
See individual crags for more specific directions.
28 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Pole Dancer 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c ID
: Castle Rocks
: ... : Sourcerer's Stone - Pole Ca...
P1 - fun 10a climbing up a left facing corner to belay atop a small tower (90')?. P2 - the crux (11a), step right about 15' then hand jam and heel hook up a crack which diagonals up and left on a steep face. Continue up a beautiful hand crack in a corner and belay where the crack ends near the arete (100'?). P3 - move left about 20' and up a chimney (10a)(100'?). ...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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