Underworld Rock Climbing
Routes in Underworld Rock
|Balance Sheet T,S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X|
|Black Market Babies S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Drug Lord S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Gestapo Priest S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Hair Dresser T,S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|High on Life S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Hit Man S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Poop Shoot S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Underpass S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|GPS:||37.226, -122.098 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Matt Andrews on Sep 27, 2002|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis Rock requires a bit of a hike, but is well worth it for its pleasant shaded atmosphere, and the number of moderate slab routes (5.8-5.11mumble) it offers. All of the routes can be relatively easily top roped, and most are bolted.
Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details
Getting ThereApproach Time: 10 - 20 minutes.
Start from the Castle Rock State Park parking lot, and start down the Saratoga Gap trail (the entrance is about 15 yards to the left of the latrine) for about 200 yards to a side trail which splits off to the left up the hill at a sign post.
Follow the left trail up the hill through a number of switchbacks until you see a the first smaller unmarked trail to the right (there is a log along the right side of the main trail which separates it from the smaller trail and a sign informing you that this is not 'the' trail.) Take this right trail, and if you see a series of nice looking boulders on your left (the largest with a small cavelike formation called The Graveyard Boulders and Pyramid Rock) you have gone too far.
Take the climbers trail for about 100 yards to a moderate clearing (this used to be part of an old road.) There are two small trails (ok, they look more like goat paths than trails) on the far side of the clearing. One leads up and to the right of Chew Tooth Rock, while the other leads down directly to the top of The Underworld. Top ropes for most of the climbs here can be set up from one of 2 sets of bolts accessable from here.
Classic Climbing Routes at Underworld Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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