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Routes in Castle Rock - Southwest Face

Ball and Chain S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cryptology S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Great Steps of Cheops, The T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sphynx, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Turret, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 7,364 ft
GPS: 34.231, -116.962 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Mar 21, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Southwest Face is slightly shorter and less steep than the South Face with several moderate cracks and a couple of sport routes. Morning shade and then sun until fairly late in the day.

The Sphynx (5.6), Ball and Chain (5.9+), Cryptology (5.10b) and Holy Fingers (5.11b) are the climbs to seek out here.

Getting There

Hike west along the base past the South Face until you reach this portion of Castle Rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Rock - Southwest 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
The Sphynx
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Turret
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Great Steps of Cheops
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cryptology
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sphynx
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
The Turret
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Great Steps of Cheops
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Ball and Chain
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Cryptology
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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