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
Today
77°F - 51°F 25°C - 11°C
Wed
75°F - 50°F 24°C - 10°C
Thu
72°F - 50°F 22°C - 10°C
Fri
73°F - 50°F 23°C - 10°C
Sat
72°F - 53°F 22°C - 12°C
Sun
75°F - 56°F 24°C - 13°C

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.

5 Total Climbs

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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
 28
The Sphynx
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
The Turret
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
The Great Steps of Cheops
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 35
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Cryptology
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sphynx
 28
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
The Turret
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Great Steps of Cheops
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Ball and Chain
 35
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Cryptology
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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