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Routes in Castle Rock - South Face

Bellissimo S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Big Time S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Big Time Direct S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Carpe Spot S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Castle Keep S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Corrin's Crack T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Diamond in the Rough T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
High Road T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
High Times T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Imagine Wagons T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13
Little Time S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
No Pack Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Oh My Gosh S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pollo Negro S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Poster Chicken T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Tiny Time T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c X
Wedding Gift T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Description

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
 54
Little Time
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 155
Big Time
Sport 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Oh My Gosh
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Castle Keep
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
High Times
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
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
 13
Pollo Negro
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
High Road
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Time
 54
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 2 pitches
Big Time
 155
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 4 pitches
Oh My Gosh
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Castle Keep
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
High Times
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Diamond in the Rough
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bellissimo
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Pollo Negro
 13
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
High Road
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 3 pitches
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