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Routes in Castle Lake

Hair Raiser T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
London Bridges T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Prodigal Son T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Straw, The T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thor's Unhappy T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wife and 2 Kids T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

Castle Lake has about 2 dozen climbs with trad, sport and mixed lines. Solitude climbing at this crag and you are only .2 mile from the mirror lake highway. The only company will be your belay partner and the local pika. The routes range from 5.6 to a 5.12. This is a great place to warm up in the fall or on a cold morning, lots of sun.

Getting There

Park just around the corner past Camp Steiner coming from Kamas. Look for an old paved road going nowhere on the right side of the road. Currently it is blocked by boulders on the pavement. Travel up the hill across from where you parked heading North. .25 mile and your there. Hike over the talus to the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Hair Raiser
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Thor's Unhappy
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hair Raiser
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Thor's Unhappy
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
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The map in the guidebook is pretty awful for this crag -- trend left (W) while following the directions here and you'll come across the lake in no time. Jul 24, 2011
William Kramer
Kemmerer, WY
William Kramer   Kemmerer, WY
You can also just keep going in a westerly direction from Butterfly Lake, about 20 min from Butterfly Lake campground. Jul 20, 2015

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