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Routes in Castle Rock - Black Tower Buttress

Headwall Center T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Headwall Left TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Headwall Right T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lower Black Tower T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

Description

This is a jutting, somewhat low-angled buttress with a vertical headwall above that's located just right of the Castle Rock - Southeast Face and literally around the corner from the Castle Rock - East Face.

Only one route climbs the lower portion of the buttress proper, but both Crossbow (5.8) and Black Tower Crack (5.7) ascend cracks that lead to the top of the buttress and the base of the headwall.

Three routes currently exist on the headwall with Headwall Center (5.10b) being the best. Descent is via rappel from the top of the formation.

Getting There

Easily reached by walking around left from the east face or by heading right from the rest of the rock. See the main Castle Rock page for additional approach information.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Rock - Black Tower Buttress

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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