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Description

Billy Goat Rock is another sandstone rock with a mixture of toprope and sport climbs with bouldering on the lower portion of the rock. All the climbs are pretty close to vertical, but the bouldering gets pretty overhung.

The bolting on this 40 foot rock is pretty inconsistant. Some routes have nothing but 3/8" bolts, but a few rusty 1/4" bolts are still vital for some of the routes. So be aware of what you're getting into.

All topropes can be set up by hiking up and left around the rock, and most routes have 3 hangers up top.

Getting There

From the main castle rock parking lot, take the trail that leads to the campground. After ~.5 miles of downhill hiking the trail crosses a bridge then forks. The left fork continues to the waterfall and the campgrounds and the right fork leads to Goat rock and Billy Goat rock. Take a right and proceed up a fairly gentle hill for another ~.5 mile until you come around a corner and find a very odvious climbing rock about 10 feet off the trail. A wooden fence beside the trail also points at the rock. Its pretty hard to miss. The right-most bolted line is Cummed On (5.11c). Two more lines are on the same face.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Billy Goat Rock

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5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Permanent Erection
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Bridwell Bolt Route
Sport, TR
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Cummed On
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Permanent Erection
 9
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Bridwell Bolt Route
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Cummed On
 9
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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