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Dark Wall and Slope on a Slope, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
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Hidden Agenda 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Norwegian Wood 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Prosecutors Will Be Violated 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Tom's Trove 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Description

Castlewood Ranch is the name given collectively to several independent areas to the west of Castlewood Canyon State Park.

Getting There

From the intersection of State Hwy 86 and Enderud Blvd in Castle Rock:
Enderud S to Mikelson Blvd.
Mikelson E to Mitchell St.
Mitchell E then N to where it dead ends. Park here.

Follow the dirt road north. The road dissipates to a trail as it approaches the rim, near the corner of the rim above the confluence of Mitchell Gulch and Willow Creek Canyon.

Tom's Trove is located at some boulders at the east end of the north rim above the mouth of Mitchell Gulch. The rocks will be found just west of where a faint trail descends into Mitchell Gulch. Please note: There is no rock climbing allowed down in the west end of Mitchell Gulch. This is posted at the trailheads off of Enderud Blvd and Mikelson Blvd, to the east.

However, up top, above the rim at the east end of the canyon, where this area lies, climbing has not been an issue. Please use discretion when climbing here. Caravan your party into one car to avoid any issues with parking at the end of Mitchell St.

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David Tennant
Denver, CO
David Tennant   Denver, CO
There is most definitely a middle school on N. Mitchell St. here now. I'm just following up on the question of if anyone knows if access is an issue here or not? The few photos there are, and Google Earth make this look pretty good, but I don't want to endanger access by roaming around trying finding the different patches of boulders. Apr 26, 2016
Eckhard
Denver, CO
Eckhard   Denver, CO
Whatever happened with this place? I see the posts are 5 yrs old, and none of the boulders show any routes. Can you still boulder there? Is it even worth it if the rock is crumbly sand? Apr 5, 2011
Howdy Shaun,
Thanks for adding the update.
I sure hope that the new development behind us doesn't cover up too much of our great mountain view.
Have you seen the mapped layout of what they are building?
It looks like we'll have some single family homes directly behind us, with the middle school closer to Mikelson. Sep 18, 2006
Shaun Conrardy
Castle Rock, Colorado
Shaun Conrardy   Castle Rock, Colorado
Parking/access may be an issue in the near future. The open area at the "dead end" of Mitchell is tagged for a Middle School. Development could start as soon as late 2006 (this year). Jul 18, 2006
M Lindfors
Highlands Ranch
M Lindfors   Highlands Ranch
The rock is very sandy and flakes off easily.
Be on the lookout for many cacti. May 22, 2006

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