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Routes in Mount Doom

Slab Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Summit Route S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
West Face TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Shared By: Morgan Brown on Oct 14, 2002
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Description

Mount Doom is a spectacular pyramid-like crag hidden away in the brush of Castle Rock State Park, northwest of Goat Rock. Although visible from below, via the Saratoga Gap Trail, the difficult approach guarantees some degree of solitude, relative to Goat. The easiest route, "Slab Route", is a long and sporty 5.7 on Mount Doom's expansive west face. An amazing number of anchor bolts allow numerous toprope options on other routes.

Getting There

From the CRSP parking lot, descend toward Castle Rock falls for about 1/2 mile. Follow signs to Goat Rock and continue for another 1/2 mile. Just a short distance past Goat Rock, turn left toward the scenic overlook. Turn right onto a faint use trail about a hundred feet from the overlook proper. The track improves as you descend steeply through Manzanita and Madrone. After a couple hundred yards, you arrive at the shaded south face of Mount Doom.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Doom

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
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Slab Route
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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West Face
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slab Route
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
West Face
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
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Etymology: Mount Doom was named by Chris Hawn. Chris told me in an e-mail that, "I was big on the Lord of the Rings trilogy 20 years ago, and when I/we came across the obelisk from the regular trail, it just seemed plain it was Mount Doom. Plus, as we bushwhacked up to it, we thought we were "doomed" many times! The name seemed appropriate." Nov 8, 2002
vincent L.
Redwood City
vincent L.   Redwood City
A worthy little crag. The approach is about 25 minutes from the parking lot. The easiest way to set up a TR is to climb the 5.7 slab route. Very pretty views from the top, one can see the ocean. Dec 7, 2008

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