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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 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Big Time 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 400'
Castle Keep 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Diamonds in the Rough 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Pollo Negro 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
High Road 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
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Poster Chicken 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R ID : Castle Rocks : ... : Castle Rock - South Face
This long cruiser follows a right leaning crack system for 175ft. There are two sections with 20-30ft runouts, one of which is near the ground. The climbing is enjoyable and the crux section is protected by 2 bolts.You can descend with 2 ropes and clean your gear. A one rope descent is possible to the anchors on the sport climb to the left. ...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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