Elevation: 7,374 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, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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.

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
 37
The Sphynx
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
The Turret
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
The Great Steps of Cheops
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 56
Ball and Chain
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Cryptology
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Holy Fingers
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sphynx
 37
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
The Turret
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Great Steps of Cheops
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Ball and Chain
 56
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Cryptology
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Holy Fingers
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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