L to R
R to L
Big Deal Pinnacle (AKA: Square Diehl)
Big Splash, The
Black Crack, The
Close To the Edge
Country Club Crack
Crank It (aka Slabio)
Cussing Fingers Variant
Gill Crack, The
Hit Hard Tactics
Jackson's Wall Direct
Knight With a Shining Stick
Never a Dull Moment
No Fly Zone
Pass Fail Option
Polyester Leisure Suit
Queen is Dead, The
Replacement Killers, The
Smokey the Bandit
Storming the Castle
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Surface Tension (aka Two)
West Face, Direct Start
The boulder lies on the east end of Castle Rock across the river from the dirt road. Continue down the dirt pull off for Castle Rock then pull over shortly after the bridge. A boulder is sitting right on the water line across the river. Their are 3 problems, all good quality. The two best are a V5 that ascends the bulge on the opposite side of the boulder from the water, and a V8 directly to its right that ascends the blunt arete.
A couple of pads or a single large pad, spotter optional.
Chuck making it look easy on the Citadel one beaut... Photo beta for "The Citadel (V8)." BETA PHOTO: Misha, night sess. action. The fun V0 in between the V8 & V5. VO in between the harder problems. Misha Z. toppin' 'er out.
By Anonymous Coward Aug 8, 2005
Three stars seems a bit much, but it's a fun boulder.
Does the V5 go straight out over the bulge? If so, it seemed hard, and a back breaker (there's a lumpy boulder in the fall area, making me back off without a spotter). I couldn't get my butt off the ground on the V8. Feet are an issue at the beginning of both.
By Justin Roth Jan 20, 2008
God save the boulderer who tries to tackle Citadel in the summer. Looks lowball but climbs really well. Worth a stop.
By Luke Childers Jun 12, 2009 rating: V8- 7B
Fun line... soft for V8 but it's still a nice line.
By Chip Phillips From: Broomfield, CO Jan 22, 2010
FA: Will Lemaire, to give full credit.
By tcamillieri From: Denver Feb 18, 2010
Will FA'd something that was soft?
By Chip Phillips From: Broomfield, CO Feb 18, 2010
I seriously doubt Will ever graded it at all tcam ... if you asked him back when he did it, he probably would have said "I don't know, V4?" ... bwahahaha.
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