BETA PHOTO: Looking west into the North Towers at Castle Rock ...
A secluded location with a nice, sunny southern aspect.
A half dozen or so selection of routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.11.
One of the more recent editions to the Castle Rock State Park, this area opened to route development in late October of 2008. Was initially known in the planning stages of Zone 2B as Rock #12.
Approach via the road that travels out to the Taco and Fence Line Rock. Most convenient parking location may be the parking lot just west of the Ranch House.
Hike past and in between the Taco and Fence Line Rock, continuing north. Pass the turn off for the Tidal Wave Wall. Pass the turn off for the Gila Wall. As the trail/road continues north (following Almo Creek on its west side), the next turn off to the west is the turn off to the North Towers.
The trail continues in a big left turn bend which goes around the North Towers to the north, west, and then south eventually looping around through the backcountry behind the state park and coming back into the park via the Johnson Creek drainage. A nice hike/bike/horse loop trail.
A nice, straight up line to a very thin, pointy summit spire.Friction with some thin seams, a short, shallow roofy section, and a nice finish.Take care tagging the spikey summit as the fixed anchor is below the very top, where the rock is more robust....[more]Browse More Classics in ID
An update on the approach. The turn after Gila is Goldwing. Pass it by. The next turn is for North Tower and is signed for it. Either take it or continue another hundred feet or so and take the ATV trail to the left (west). Follow it west and then south. Shortly after turning south and a short uphill, you can take a left and approach North Tower from the west with a little cross country travel. They are fun short climbs, but pretty gritty. Nothing a few hundred ascents couldn't fix.