Elevation: 6,997 ft
GPS: 36.509, -118.718 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Schoney on Jul 28, 2009
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

These two walls face each other. Most routes on Castle Rock Spire get sun in the a.m. and The Fin gets afternoon sun (depending on which rt.). Like most alpine peaks, it can get windy. This area is not crowded, due to a burly approach. Quality rock and amazing views...huge adventure! The Spire is said to have seen less than sixty ascents.

Getting There

Sequoia Nat. Park, Paradise Creek Tr. starts near Hospital rock. Also approached via Mineral King Tr.

R.J. Secor's "Peaks, Passes and Trails" has full details.
The Moser guidebook "Kings Canyon, Sequoia" is helpful yet vague.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Castle Rock Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2
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The Regular Route (Castle Rock S…
Trad, Aid, Alpine 8 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1
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East Face
Trad, Aid, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Regular Route (Castle R…
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 Trad, Aid, Alpine 8 pitches
East Face
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1 Trad, Aid, Alpine 5 pitches
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limpingcrab
Visalia, CA
limpingcrab   Visalia, CA
Descent can now be done with one 70m rope via the East Face route. Jul 24, 2013
~40 ascents as of April 2017. As few as 88 individuals have stood atop this magnificent summit. 6 routes to the top; only 2 have even been repeated (the ones posted here). Apr 5, 2017