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Arguable the most popular area at Castle Rocks, the South Face is the place to land when visiting for the first time. Whether by choice or by accident, you will climb here. Popular due to access, the South Face is one of the first and most prominent crags at the Castle. Climbing here covers all bases. There are pure cracks, bolted routes, mixed routes and mult-pitch. Probably the largest feature at Castle Rocks, routes here reach 300 feet in length. Get here early, lines are not uncommon.

Getting There

Follow the main road past the Ranger Station into Castle Rocks. Drive to the farthest parking lot and walk left/south towards to the base of this obvious dome.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Rock - South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 66
Little Time
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 217
Big Time
Sport 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
Oh My Gosh
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Castle Keep
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
High Times
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Diamond in the Rough
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Bellissimo
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Pollo Negro
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
High Road
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Big Time Direct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Time
 66
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 2 pitches
Big Time
 217
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 4 pitches
Oh My Gosh
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Castle Keep
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
High Times
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Diamond in the Rough
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bellissimo
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Pollo Negro
 16
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
High Road
 28
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Big Time Direct
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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