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Routes in Castle Rock

Angel T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Canary T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cat Burglar T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Century T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crack of Doom T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Damnation Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dan's Dreadful Direct (aka DDD) T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Das Musak S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Devil's Fright T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hangdog T,TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lucky Charms T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
MF Direct T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
MF Overhang T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Midway T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Midway Direct T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
No Such Thing as a Free Lunge T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Nose, of Jello Tower, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Old Gray Mare T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Orange Peel T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rainbow Connection T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Rainshadow Direct S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Saber T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Saints T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Satanic Verses T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Slim Pickins T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
South Face, Jello Tower T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Winter Solstice T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Elevation: 1,688 ft
GPS: 47.6, -120.712 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Noontime and Midnight Rock Details

Description

Castle Rock is home to many of the classic climbs in Tumwater Canyon, and is home to Washington's first multipitch, technical rock climb (Midway, Fred Beckey 1948). Historic climbs such as Angel Crack and Midway offer options for trad leaders seeking a range of difficulty from challenging to mellow routes. In general, the rock quality is excellent though many routes are highly polished from extensive traffic. Pitches leading to the summit of Castle rock can be somewhat indistinct and somewhat runout, offering an adventuresome feel on a well-traveled formation.

Castle Rock faces predominately southwest and can get a lot of sun. The rock is split by Logger's Ledge, a wide ledge halfway up the formation. Climbs on upper Castle begin from this ledge, which is reached by an obvious trail from the parking lot. Climbs on the lower half begin near the parking lot.

To descend from climbs which reach the summit of Castle Rock, follow a good climber's trail off the back of the formation down to Loggers Ledge.

Getting There

Drive approximately 2 miles west up Highway 2 from Leavenworth. There is a large dirt parking lot on the "north" side of the road. From this parking lot, a signed trail leads to Logger's Ledge and upper Castle Rock. The approach is 10-15 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 105
Midway
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 95
Saber
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 45
Midway Direct
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Saints
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 143
Canary
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 79
South Face, Jello Tower
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 79
Damnation Crack
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 33
Crack of Doom
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 74
Angel
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Slim Pickins
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 23
MF Overhang
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Satanic Verses
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
MF Direct
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Das Musak
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 7
No Such Thing as a Free Lunge
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Midway
 105
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Saber
 95
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Midway Direct
 45
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Saints
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Canary
 143
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
South Face, Jello Tower
 79
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Damnation Crack
 79
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Crack of Doom
 33
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Angel
 74
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Slim Pickins
 5
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
MF Overhang
 23
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Satanic Verses
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
MF Direct
 9
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Das Musak
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
No Such Thing as a Free Lunge
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
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