Elevation: 7,400 ft
GPS: 34.231, -116.961 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 ., Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The south face is the tallest, most striking portion of Castle Rock and home to some of the finest routes in the area with solid, well-featured stone that's enjoyable to climb. The area does get fairly hot in the summer sun - so beware.

Pigeon Wings (5.8), Castle Crack (5.10c) and The Roofs (5.10d) are all recommended routes here.

Getting There

Hike the trail along the base to reach this portion of Castle Rock.

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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.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Castle Crack
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Grappling Hooks
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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The Roofs
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Castle Crack
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Grappling Hooks
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
The Roofs
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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Hey does anybody know what the bolted route on the arete is between the Kremlin Wall (on the left) and Knightline (on the right)? The route felt pretty new. Aug 12, 2014
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The route is called. King of the Castle, 12a. Fa Sam Owings, Jack Marshall, Cecila Hernandez 5-25-2014 Aug 14, 2014
Just saw you replied, thanks! Pretty sweet route, thanks to the aforementioned people as well. Oct 19, 2014