The Crack House Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Panorama of Crack House
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The Crack House
is a highly featured wall that faces NW off the north tip of Castle Rock
. It has one sport route, Jug-a-Lug
, and a number of named and identified crack lines. In addition to multiple close interconnecting crack lines covering the wall, it also has many face holds and horns. The potential for different gear-led lines/variations besides these named routes is quite huge. Identifying specific lines can be difficult however because of all the possible variations. Shade until early afternoon.
Approach the area from any of the trails on the east side, heading to the farthest north tip of Castle Rock. The Crack House is just around the corner to the west and faces toward the NW and Poultry Pillar. An alternative approach can reach The Crack House from the west via the notch from Hostess Gully (the west-side gully between the Main Castle Rock and the West Buttress.
Climbing Season For the Castle Rock area.
Weather station 14.2 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Crack House
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Crack House:
Jug-A-Lug 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Stub-a-Chub 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For The Crack House
No is a Four Letter Word (aka Ms. Alleneus) 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b ID
: Castle Rocks
: ... : The Crack House
A fun jaunt up very featured granite, with good protection through all but the first fifteen feet or so.Start on a flat-ish spot below the large boulder on the slope at the base of the wall, and climb up through some hard-or-impossible-to-protect terrain. Eventually you'll read a spot where a hand-size cam will fit (eg., #2 C4). From here go straight up through to a crack and from there to a small roof. Head up the crack on the right side of the roof to a small overhang between two blocks...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
By Joshua Benjamin
From: Nampa, Idaho
May 23, 2016
There are way more trad routes than what's listed here on MP. The Bingham guidebook has about 10 lines listed. When I climbed I didn't have a clue which route I was on, but it didn't really matter because they all go at about the same grade (5.7ish). This is a great area for someone getting into trad climbing.