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Bates Arete Boulder Climbing
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|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on May 8, 2005|
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DescriptionThis long scrunchy boulder holds at least three problems: the Bates Arete problem (V4), a variant off the main problem, and a SDS problem on the adjacent boulder starting low down.
Sandstone, in the shade of the trees and Castle Rock Proper.
Walk off the top.
Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details
Getting ThereApproach time: From the Parking lot: 5 - 15 minutes, depending on your pace. From 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, and the Bates Arete Boulder is about 60 feet further than the spoon across the gradient.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bates Arete Boulder
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