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Elevation: 3,142 ft
GPS: 37.22868, -122.09628
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on May 8, 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 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.

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Approach 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.

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