Elevation: 2,911 ft
GPS: 37.232, -122.093 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jul 8, 2002 with improvements by Lukas Wiborg and 1 other
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details

Description

Like the rest of Castle Rock, this rock consists of sandstone, with routes ranging from 20 feet to ~60 feet in length. Climbing is primarily sport, though a mixed route and a few trad routes also exist. Toprope potential exists on all climbs, though setting up a top rope on the northern climbs deserves some caution due to the exposure on the top of Indian Rock.

You'll usually find this area in the shade, as it is surrounded by trees on all sides. The tops of many routes and the rock itself are usually in the sun.

Beware of broken glass in the footpaths on the lower climbs, especially in leaf piles. Beware sticking your hands places you haven't seen if you're climbing a route for the first time, especially if it looks like the route hasn't been climbed in a while.

Bring bug repellent; flies and mosquitos swarm climbers at times.

SIDE NOTE: (DOGS ALLOWED!) This crag is the only one in the area that you are able to take dogs to. So if you can't live without your four-legged friends this one is for you!!

Getting There

Approach time: 3 - 5 minutes.

From the main Castle Rock parking lot, walk or drive east 150 yards to an opening on the opposite side of the street, which is the entrance to Sanborn-Skyline County Park.

There will be a sign a short ways (like 50 feet) in stating (among other things) "Indian Rock .1M", Go past this sign on the trail which will head up the hill and gradually left. You will find Indian Rock on the right side of this trail jutting 30 feet out of the ground, and surrounded by small boulders.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Indian Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Cave route
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 101
Puckered Starfish
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Blowing Bubbles
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 105
Viscious Circles
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Cum Slot
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 6
Hocus
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 7
Dismal Abysmal
Sport, TR
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 61
Donkey Dong
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 24
Krokus
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cave route
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Puckered Starfish
 101
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Blowing Bubbles
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Viscious Circles
 105
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Cum Slot
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Hocus
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Sport, TR
Dismal Abysmal
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport, TR
Donkey Dong
 61
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, TR
Krokus
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Sport, TR
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