Arguable the most popular area at Castle Rocks, the South Face is the place to land when visiting for the first time. Whether by choice or by accident, you will climb here. Popular due to access, the South Face is one of the first and most prominent crags at the Castle. Climbing here covers all bases. There are pure cracks, bolted routes, mixed routes and mult-pitch. Probably the largest feature at Castle Rocks, routes here reach 300 feet in length. Get here early, lines are not uncommon.
Follow the main road past the Ranger Station into Castle Rocks. Drive to the farthest parking lot and walk left/south towards to the base of this obvious dome.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Rock - South Face:
Little Time 5.6 Sport, 2 pitches, 250 feet
Big Time 5.7 Sport, 400 feet
Castle Keep 5.8 Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Diamonds in the Rough 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Pollo Negro 5.10b/c Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
High Road 5.11a Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300 feet
Featured Route For Castle Rock - South Face
Big Time 5.7 ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - South Face
This route is located on the south slabs of the main formation. This would probably be a 3 star route, if it was not so overbolted. Most climbers will feel OK clipping every other bolt on the majority of this route. There are 4 30M pitches to this route and is a good intro to the area. There are bolted anchors at each belay, so it makes for a quick outing to top of the formation. Rap the route with a single 60M rope.A good way to climb this route is to combine the first and last 2 pitches t...[more] Browse More Classics in ID