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This small bouldering rock sits just downhill behind Castle Rock Proper. The top of the rock is shaped like an upside down spoon, and the rock itself looking at it across the gradient looks like a spoon. Hmmm... Hence the name?
The rock is sandstone, and the jugs and excellent edges of the classic highball mantle known as The Spoon (V1) are the order of the day. A couple of other problems sit on the same rock, a V4 edges on the right, and a V2 traverse that moves uphill on the left side of the rock.
All routes easliy walk of the back, where the rock disappears into the hillside.
Approach time: Parking lot: 5 - 15 minutes, depending on your pace.Castle Rock proper: 10 seconds. From the Castle Rock parking lot, head uphill on the leftmost walking path 0.3 miles to Castle Rock proper. The walk wanders a bit, but the path is signed the whole way, so it's hard to miss. Once at Castle Rock proper (the big one, you can't miss it), walk around the right side of the rock to the smaller boulders slightly downhill ad left of the trail. This is the first boulder the trail will take you to if you walk downhill to the lower side of the rocks. The front face of The Spoon is just left of the trail about 5 feet.
Climbing Season For the Castle Rock Loop area.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Spoon
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Featured Route For The Spoon
The Spoon V1+ 5 CA
: San Francisco Bay Area
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The Spoon has on=e directive. How much can you scare yourself mantling 10 feet off the ground? Many a beached whale have been spotted here, as solid hands lead to highball sketchyness to pull you over the top.This route is on the downhill side of the boulder, check the photo....[more] Browse More Classics in CA