Elevation: 3,174 ft
GPS: 37.228, -122.096 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 17,900 total · 103/month
Shared By: Bruce Morris on Feb 15, 2005
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Overnight
42°F 6°C
Sun
48°F - 44°F 9°C - 7°C
Memorial Day
54°F - 47°F 12°C - 8°C
Tue
62°F - 48°F 17°C - 9°C
Wed
64°F - 47°F 18°C - 8°C
Thu
61°F - 48°F 16°C - 9°C
Fri
64°F - 49°F 18°C - 9°C
Access Issue: Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details

Description

Situated in a rolling woodland some three thousand feet above the Silicon Valley, in summer Castle Rock attracts many boulderers and climbers. The 50-foot Castle Rock (el. 3,214') boast a number of worthy TRs, some of which like "Aeronautical Engineer" (5.11b), "Mega Blast" (5.10c) and "Farewell to Arms" (5.10a) are established local classics. The surrounding area also contains dozens of uniquely shaped boulders, like the Beak, the Spoon, the Pyramid, and the Magoos, all within a few minutes walk of the main east face.

Getting There

Walking up a wide trail about 1/4 mile from the Main Castle Rock State Park parking lot will bring you to the center of the action.

Addendum: There are 2 trails that for a loop that go to Castle Rock. The left trail out of the parking lot seems easier.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Rock Proper

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Farewell to Arms
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Farewell to Arms
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
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