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Elevation: 3,148 ft
GPS: 37.22876, -122.09615
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on May 1, 2005
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Warning Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK CLOSURES; The sandstone around Castle Rock is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. DetailsDrop down
Warning Access Issue: Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. DetailsDrop down

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This small bouldering rock sits just downhill behind Castle Rock Proper. The top of the rock is shaped like an upside down spoon, and the rock itself looking at it across the gradient looks like a spoon. Hmmm... Hence the name?

The rock is sandstone, and the jugs and excellent edges of the classic highball mantle known as The Spoon (V1) are the order of the day. A couple of other problems sit on the same rock, a V4 edges on the right, and a V2 traverse that moves uphill on the left side of the rock.

All routes easliy walk of the back, where the rock disappears into the hillside.

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Approach time: Parking lot: 5 - 15 minutes, depending on your pace.Castle Rock proper: 10 seconds. From the Castle Rock parking lot, head uphill on the leftmost walking path 0.3 miles to Castle Rock proper. The walk wanders a bit, but the path is signed the whole way, so it's hard to miss. Once at Castle Rock proper (the big one, you can't miss it), walk around the right side of the rock to the smaller boulders slightly downhill ad left of the trail. This is the first boulder the trail will take you to if you walk downhill to the lower side of the rocks. The front face of The Spoon is just left of the trail about 5 feet.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Spoon

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V2- 5+
 189
The Spoon
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 7
Unknown contrived dyno
Boulder
V3 6A
 6
Spoon Arête
Boulder
V4 6B
 46
Spoon Face
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Spoon
 189
V2- 5+ Boulder
Unknown contrived dyno
 7
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Spoon Arête
 6
V3 6A Boulder
Spoon Face
 46
V4 6B Boulder
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