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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Crack House:
Ms. Alleneus 5.7 Trad, 1 pitch, 110 feet
It's Hard to Say No 5.7+ Trad, 1 pitch, 150 feet
Jug-A-Lug 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
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Gargoyle Gardens 5.7 ID : Castle Rocks : ... : The Crack House
Climb up the vertical features and than traverse left when you are 20ft or so underneath the anchors. Lots of awesome feet that allow you to either find protection or rest. An alright climb to get warmed up for The Crack House....[more] Browse More Classics in ID