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The Spoon Bouldering
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|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on May 1, 2005|
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DescriptionThis 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.
Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details
Getting ThereApproach 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Spoon
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